(redirected from Schistosity)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to schist

any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
They display a well-developed schistosity defined by the preferred orientation of muscovite and biotite flakes and crystals of graphite and Fe-Ti oxides.
It is characterized by a strong southward-dipping schistosity and is bounded on both sides by southward-dipping faults, which Sutherland-Brown and Robinson (1971) suggest are en-echelon in character.
One of the prime characteristics of schist is its schistosity, or its micaceous cleavage which means that it readily breaks into sheets.
A structural-textural analysis showed that schistosity developed in the tectonized areas of the Luchlompolo fault as well as blastomylonite and blastocataclasite from tectonic sutures possess a clear and uniform mineral orientation.
Schistosity planes with high angle dips display N110[degrees]-140[degrees] directions.
8), since the conductive minerals that are oriented according to the schistosity plane offer targets to the radar wave reflection.
The veins in the metamorphic complex are irregular, agree with schistosity N 40--50 W, inclined to NE (El Reo and Horabuena.
The San Lorenzo Schists are mainly composed of garnet-quartz-micaschists with a penetrative northeast-striking schistosity (FIGURE 2).
Various discontinuities such as tectonic joints, schistosity and cleavage planes were developed in these rocks and can cause rock slope instability, especially on the margin of the Ganjnameh-Shahrestaneh road.
In amphibolites the hornblendes are interlayered with plagioclase defining clear schistosity (Fig.
The regional foliation is mostly a schistosity (S2) defined by the alternance of quartz and chlorite+white-mica bands (Fig.
At the periphery of this replacement body, thin lenses of relatively massive pyrite are parallel to schistosity in the gabbro.
The V2 has a compact vitreous due the high quantity of silica (Riolitic) showing schistosity and alteration from Chlorite (Lobato, 2000).
Peak-metamorphic porphyroblasts overgrow the main regional schistosity (S1) and the welldeveloped, gently southwest-plunging stretching lineation (Li) throughout the area.