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Formation of Schist

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1 Formation
1.1 Formation
Schist formed by dynamic metamorphism at high temperatures and pressures that aligns the grains of mica, hornblende and other elongated minerals into thin layers.
1.2 Composition
1.2.1 Mineral Content
Alusite, Amphibole, Biotite, Chlorite, Epidote, Feldspar, Garnet, Graphite, Hornblade, Kyanite, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Porphyroblasts, Quartz, Sillimanite, Staurolite, Talc
1.2.2 Compound Content
CaO, Carbon Dioxide, MgO
1.3 Transformation
1.3.1 Metamorphism
50% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Not Applicable
1.3.3 Weathering
65% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Mechanical Weathering
1.3.5 Erosion
77% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion, Glacier Erosion

Schist Formation

Schist formation took place millions of years ago. There are a variety of Schist Uses and the Schist Reserves are found in many countries around the world. The rocks in the earth’s crust continuously undergo changes in their composition which leads to formation of other rocks. Each rock has a unique formation process. Formation of Schist is explained below:

  • Schist formed by dynamic metamorphism at high temperatures and pressures that aligns the grains of mica, hornblende and other elongated minerals into thin layers.

Along with Schist Formation, also learn about Schist composition and transformation in the next section.