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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.


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  Schist
  Slate
  Soapstone
  Quartzite
  Novaculite
  Gneiss
  Marble
  Amphibolite



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