Results for: Schist

What is schist made of?

When a volcano erupts the magma (lava) runs down into the holes and hardens making schist. AKA: schist is made of magma. (lava)
In Geology

How does schist form?

Schist is a metamorphic rock, usually from a sedimentary protolith rock, like shale. The metamorphosis occurs as the shales are put under incredible pressures and heat from pl (MORE)
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What is the color of schist?

The color of schist depends on its mineral composition. It can begray, yellow, light or dark green, brown, or even black.
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How hard is schist?

Schist is a metamorphic rock, and varies from fairly soft right up to very hard, depending on how much it has been metamorphosed.
In Science

What is schists?

Schists are a group of minerals that are characterized by having plate-like crystal structures that slide easily over one another. Common examples are Mica and Graphite.

Why is schist used?

schist is a very attractive stone and is very nice to have. people use schist for things from jewelry to building to landscapes!
In Geology

What does schist begin as?

As you increase the temperature and pressure of Shale it metamorphism occurs. It changes in this order: Shale > Slate > Phyllite > Schist > Gneiss > Migmatite
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What weathers schist?

Water and wind are the primary weathering forces. There can also be some erosion by rock-to-rock contact, knocking pieces of the schist apart (can't remember the name for this (MORE)
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How do you break schist?

Schist is a type of rock. You can break it with a hammer. Schist is a one syllable word which doesn't get split up.