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Metamorphic Rock Des

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Metaconglomerate Texture: Non-foliated Metamorphic Intensity: Intermediate to high Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization, rotation Characteristic Features: Parent rock - conglomerate; clast boundaries are fused; some minerals grains can be stretched and rotated
Phyllite Texture: Foliated Metamorphic Intensity: Low to intermediate Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization Characteristic Features: Satiny sheen, some samples have small micas present
Mica Schist Texture: Foliated Metamorphic Intensity: Intermediate Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization Characteristic Features: Prominent biotite and muscovite minerals
Chlorite Schist Texture: Foliated Metamorphic Intensity: Intermediate Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization Characteristic Features: Prominent chlorite minerals (greenish mica)
Gneiss Texture: Foliated Metamorphic Intensity: High Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization, Rotation Characteristic Features: Pronounced banding with the separation of light and dark minerals
Garnets in Schist Texture: Foliated Metamorphic Intensity: Intermediate Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization Characteristic Features: Dodecahedral garnet crystals within a mica schist
Slate Texture: Foliated Metamorphic Intensity: Low Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization Characteristic Features: Slatey cleavage, powders to a lighter color when scratched with a nail; rings when tapped with a nail
Marble Texture: Non-foliated Metamorphic Intensity: Low to intermediate Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization; Recombination Characteristic Features: Parent rock - limestone or dolomite; Parent minerals - calcite or dolomite
Quartzite Texture: Non-foliated Metamorphic Intensity: Intermediate Metamorphic Change: Recrystallization Characteristic Features: Parent rock - quartz sandstone; Parent minerals - quartz
Created by: FaithRaquel2015