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Schist and Migmatite 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
Migmatite is typically a granitic rock within a metamorphic host rock which is composed of two intermingled but distinguishable components
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Unknown
Southern Alps, France
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Jakob Sederholm
1.3 Etymology
From French schiste, Greek skhistos i.e. split
From the Greek word migma which means a mixture
1.4 Class
Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic 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
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Schist and Migmatite

The general Schist and Migmatite 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, Migmatite is typically a granitic rock within a metamorphic host rock which is composed of two intermingled but distinguishable components. Along with definition of Schist and Migmatite, get to know about Properties of Schist and Migmatite. Get to know more information about Schist and Migmatite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Schist and Migmatite

The history of Schist and Migmatite 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 Migmatite Origin and Discoverer

Schist and Migmatite definition gives us a brief idea about the two rocks. In some cases, the definition also gives summary about the Formation of Schist and Migmatite. In this section, you will know about Schist and Migmatite Origin and Discoverer. Origin of Schist is Unknown whereas Origin of Migmatite is Southern Alps, France. It is interesting to know the name of Schist and Migmatite discoverer. The Discoverer of Schist is Unknown and the discoverer of Migmatite is Jakob Sederholm.

Etymology of Schist and Migmatite

Along with Schist and Migmatite definition, know more about the etymology of Schist and Migmatite. Etymology of Schist and Migmatite gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Schist and Formation of Migmatite. The etymology of Schist is From French schiste, Greek skhistos i.e. split while that of Migmatite 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 and Migmatite belong to Metamorphic Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Schist and Migmatite 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 Migmatite,

  • 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