Foliated (metamorphic rock)

Keyword Definition

Metamorphic rock in which 10 percent or more of the contained mineral grains are elements in a planar or linear fabric. Cataclastic or glassy character precludes classification with this concept.

based on NADM SLTT metamorphic

See Also: tectonite, whiteschist

Parents: Metamorphic rock (159)

Children: Gneiss (123); Mylonitic rock (172); Phyllite (198); Schist (231); Slate (243)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Sample >> Lithosphere >> Rock >> Whole >> Rock >> Composite genesis >> Metamorphic >> Foliated


Gneiss | Phyllite | Schist | Slate

Category: Analysed material

The different kinds of sample material collected in the field have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “till”, “soil”, “vegetation”. Taken from the “Sample_Types_SHARED” database table.

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