Metamorphic Rock Identification

To begin identifying your metamorphic rock follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1:Determine the texture of the metamorphic rock

This database organizes metamorphic rocks into two major categories: Folitated or Nonfoliated


Step 2: Grain Size

In order to narrow down possible metamorphic rocks determine the grain size of your metamorphic rock. Coarse grain metamorphic rocks will have mineral grains visible to the naked eye while

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Metamorphic Rock Resources:

Metamorphic Process

Metamorphic Textures

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