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The parent rock or protolith of phyllite is slate.

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The protolith of schist is phyllite. The protolith of anthracite is bituminous coal.


Parent rock of schist?

Phyllite is the protolith of schist.


What sedimentary rock turns into phyllite?

Phyllite is metamorphosed slate, which is also a metamorphic rock. Shale or mudstone is the protolith (parent rock) of slate.


What is a protolith of sandstone?

Sandstone is a protolith as it is, so it does not have a protolith.


What is the parent rock of mica schist?

Mica schist, the most common schistose rock and the second most common metamorphic rock, is composed mostly of mica (usually biotite or muscovite) and smaller amounts of quartz. The original parent rock (or protolith) of mica schist is shale. Phyllite could also be considered the parent rock as mica schist is a more highly metamorphosed phyllite.


How is a slate different from a phyllite?

Slate is the low-pressure, low-temperature metamorphic rock whose parent rock (protolith) was shale. Clay minerals which were present in the shale have started to change into mica, a platy mineral, which give slate its cleavability. Because the transformation of the clay minerals is not complete, slate generally appears dull in light. With exposure to higher temperatures and pressures, shale will become the metamorphic rock phyllite. In phyllite, the transformation of the clay minerals to nearly visible micas and other minerals is nearly complete, giving the rock a very shiny appearance. It may also appear wavy and foliated. With higher temperature and pressure, phyllite will become the metamorphic rock schist.


What is the meaning of Protolith in geology?

"protolith" refers to the original composition of an altered rock. for example, a basalt was the protolith to a rock thats presently a greenschist.


What is the protolith of gneiss?

The protolith of gneiss may be either granite or schist.


Is phyllite foliated?

phyllite is foliated


What is the hardness of phyllite?

Phyllite can be scratched with a knife


Is phyllite nonfoliated?

No. Phyllite is definitely foliated.


What type of rock is phyllite?

Phyllite is a metamorphic rock.


What is Phyllite used for?

phyllite is used in counter tops


Is phyllite a mineral or a rock?

Phyllite is a metamorphic rock.


What rock type is a protolith of a metamorphic rock?

A protolith can be any igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rock.


What is the protolith of meta conglomerate?

A conglomerate (sedimentary rock) is the protolith, or parent rock, of a metamorphic rock called a metaconglomerate.


Is phyllite a rock a mineral or a crystal?

Phyllite is a metamorphic rock.


Can gneiss metamorphose into phyllite?

No. Phyllite can metamorphose into schist and then into gneiss.


What serves as a protolith of marble?

A protolith is the parent rock. Metamorphic rocks have protoliths, and limestone or dolomite are the protoliths of marble.


What is the density of phyllite?

Phyllite has a density of between 2.18 and 3.3, dry.


What is the origin of phyllite?

Phyllite is a type of metamorphic rock that comes from adding heat, pressure, and/or chemically active fluids to slate. Slate is the parent, or originial, type of rock from which the phyllite forms. It could also be said that slate recrystallizes into phyllite. Slate is also a metamorphic rock that starts out as the sedimentary rock called shale. Therefore, phyllite comes from slate, which comes from shale. Phyllite is different from slate because it has been metamorphosed more. As a result, the straight lines/planes (called foliation) that slate breaks along, are absent in phyllite, which is distinctly wavy in appearance. If more metamorphism is applied to phyllite, it recrystallizes into schist.


What is the difference between schist and phyllite?

Phyllite has a shiny luster look and schist does not.


Is phyllite foliated or unfoliated?

Phyllite is foliated.


What is the difference between slate and phyllite?

The degree of metamorphism. Phyllite is slate further metamorphosed.


What is the parent rock of phyllite?

Phyllite is a foliated metamorphic rock whose parent rock is slate.