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Phyllite


What is Phyllite?



Phyllite is a foliate metamorphic rock that is made up mainly of very fine-grained mica. The surface of phyllite is typically lustrous and sometimes wrinkled. It is intermediate in grade between slate and schist.


More Metamorphic Rocks
  Schist
  Slate
  Soapstone
  Quartzite
  Novaculite
  Gneiss
  Marble
  Amphibolite



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