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Metamorphic Sample #5:


Identify the Texture, Foliation, Composition, Parent Rock and Rock Type

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Metamorphic Rock Identification Chart
TEXTURE FOLIATION COMPOSITION PARENT ROCK ROCK NAME
Foliated slaty mica Mudstone Slate
phyllitic quartz, mica, chlorite Mudstone Phyllite
schistose mica, quartz Slate Schist
amphibole, plagioclase Basalt or Gabbro Amphibolite
gneissic banding feldspar, mica, quartz Schist Gneiss
Non-Foliated   carbon Bituminous Coal Anthracite Coal
  quartz, rock fragments Conglomerate Metaconglomerate
  calcite Limestone Marble
  quartz Sandstone Quartzite

                

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