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Schist


What is Schist?



Schist is metamorphic rock with well developed foliation. It often contains significant amounts of mica which allow the rock to split into thin pieces. It is a rock of intermediate metamorphic grade between phyllite and gneiss.


chlorite schist
Chlorite Schist: The specimen shown is about two inches (five centimeters) across.

More Metamorphic Rocks
  Schist
  Slate
  Soapstone
  Quartzite
  Novaculite
  Gneiss
  Marble
  Amphibolite



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muscovite schist
Muscovite Schist: The specimen shown is about two inches (five centimeters) across.


garnet schist
Garnet Schist: The specimen shown is about two inches (five centimeters) across.

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