Abstract: Deerite has been found in layers of Fe-rich metasediments, metamorphosed under conditions of blueschist to eclogite facies (T = ca. 480°C). Geochemical comparisons with other deerites described in the literature show that the Ile de Groix deerites most closely resemble the Mn-poor, alpine type, and Sifnos deerites. The P-T conditions of the Ile de Groix metamorphism do not conform with the stability field of deerite. In the assemblages examined here deerite seems to be a relic from earlier stages of prograde metamorphism.