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Schist and Benmoreite Definition

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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Schist is a medium grade metamorphic rock with medium to large, flat, sheet like grains in a preferred orientation
An iron rich extrusive rock found as a member of the alkali basalt magma series
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Unknown
Isle of Mull, Scotland
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Ben More
1.3 Etymology
From French schiste, Greek skhistos i.e. split
From the name of discoverer, Ben More
1.4 Class
Metamorphic Rocks
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Not Applicable
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Schist and Benmoreite

The general Schist and Benmoreite definition can be stated as: Schist is a medium grade metamorphic rock with medium to large, flat, sheet like grains in a preferred orientation. On the other hand, An iron rich extrusive rock found as a member of the alkali basalt magma series. Along with definition of Schist and Benmoreite, get to know about Properties of Schist and Benmoreite. Get to know more information about Schist and Benmoreite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Schist and Benmoreite

The history of Schist and Benmoreite gives information about where the rock was found and who was its discoverer. Almost each and every aspect of Earth's history is recorded in rocks be it the volcanoes which were erupted or the plants, animals and organisms which are now extinct, as rocks are present from millions of years.

Schist and Benmoreite Origin and Discoverer

Schist and Benmoreite definition gives us a brief idea about the two rocks. In some cases, the definition also gives summary about the Formation of Schist and Benmoreite. In this section, you will know about Schist and Benmoreite Origin and Discoverer. Origin of Schist is Unknown whereas Origin of Benmoreite is Isle of Mull, Scotland. It is interesting to know the name of Schist and Benmoreite discoverer. The Discoverer of Schist is Unknown and the discoverer of Benmoreite is Ben More.

Etymology of Schist and Benmoreite

Along with Schist and Benmoreite definition, know more about the etymology of Schist and Benmoreite. Etymology of Schist and Benmoreite gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Schist and Formation of Benmoreite. The etymology of Schist is From French schiste, Greek skhistos i.e. split while that of Benmoreite is From French schiste, Greek skhistos i.e. split. The process of formation of rocks defines the class of rock. All the rocks in a class are formed by similar processes. Schist belongs to Metamorphic Rocks while Benmoreite belongs to Igneous Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Schist and Benmoreite are listed below.

For Schist,

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Medium Hardness Rock
  • Group: Not applicable
  • Other Categories: Coarse grained rock, Fine grained rock, Medium grained rock and Opaque rock

For Benmoreite,

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Medium Hardness Rock
  • Group: Volcanic
  • Other Categories: Fine grained rock and Opaque rock