Meaning phyllite
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phyllite


A metamorphosed mudstone with a silky sheen, more coarse-grained than a slate and less coarse-grained than a schist.
Source: ge-at.iastate.edu

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phyllite


A very fine-grained, foliated
Source: nature.nps.gov

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phyllite


A very fine-grained, foliated metamorphic rock, generally derived from shale or fine-grained sandstone. Phyllites are usually black or dark gray; the foliation is commonly crinkled or wavy. Differs from less recrystallized slate by its sheen, which is produced by barely visible flakes of muscovite (mica).
Source: geomaps.wr.usgs.gov

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phyllite


A cleaved metamorphic rock midway between slate and schist.
Source: talismanmining.com.au

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