Gneiss Metamorphic Rock - 2 Unpolished Mineral Specimens

Gneiss Metamorphic Rock - 2 Unpolished Mineral Specimens

Overview

A pack of 2 pieces of gneiss, a foliated rock that is created by means of metamorphic transformations of pre-existing rock formations.

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Gneiss Metamorphic Rock - 2 Unpolished Mineral Specimens

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Overview

A pack of 2 pieces of gneiss, a foliated rock that is created by means of metamorphic transformations of pre-existing rock formations.

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Gneiss Metamorphic Rock - Pack of 2
by American Educational Products

Commonly distributed, Gneiss is created by the high-grade metamorphic processes from pre-existing rock formations that started out as either igneous or sedimentary rocks. Typically, gneiss is foliated, or composed of layers, with alternating light and dark colored bands, called "gneissic banding".

Unlike a lot of names, gneiss actually comes from Middle High German verb gneist, rather than Latin, and means "to spark", due to its glittering nature.

Each rock or mineral specimen measures approximately 1-2 inches in length along its longest side.

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SKU

AMEP521601B

Weight

0.2 lb

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