Metamorphic Rocks

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Author:
amcmullen
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139651
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Metamorphic Rocks
Updated:
2012-03-04 21:16:32
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Meta Rocks
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Metamorphic rocks are rocks changed from one form to another by intense heat, intense pressure or the action of watery hot fluids.
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  1. FOLIATED TEXTURE
    • Layered Form
    • Exhibit foliations-layering and parrallel alignment of flat mineral cyrstals
  2. NON-FOLIATED
    Has no obvious layering
  3. SLATE
    • Heavier than shale (Parent Rock)
    • Foliated
    • Light and Dark
  4. MUSCOVITE AND BIOTITE SCHIST
    • Contains the minerals of muscovite and biotite
    • Foliated
  5. GNEISS
    • Foliated
    • Visible crystals of two or more minerals in alternating light and ark foliated layers
  6. MARBLE
    • Fizz
    • Non-foliated
  7. Quartzite
    • Non-foliated
    • Quart sand grains fuzed together
    • Grains do not rub off like sandstone
    • Usually light colored
    • Sandy Texture
  8. ANTHRACITE COAL
    • Non-foliated
    • Non as heavy as obsidian
    • Black glossy rock that blacks along uneven or conchoidial edges
    • Glassy Texture
    • Bitumunous Coal is the parent rock

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