Foliation

Science / Geology / Foliation: The planar or layered characteristics of metamorphic rocks that are evidence of the pressures and/or temperatures to which the rock was exposed. These can be structural such as cleavage, textural such as mineral grain flattening or elongation, or compositional such as mineral segregation banding.

Exfoliation

Science / Geology / Exfoliation: A physical weathering process in which sheets of rock are fractured and detached from an outcrop. MORE

Bindi

Health / Massage / Bindi: This bodywork combines marine algae exfoliation, herbal treatment, and light massage. MORE

Schist

Science / Geology / Schist: A metamorphic rock containing abundant particles of mica, characterized by strong foliation, and originating from a metamorphism in which directed pressure plays a significant role. Picture of Schist. MORE

Hornfels

Science / Geology / Hornfels: A high-temperature, low-pressure metamorphic rock of uniform grain size showing no foliation. Usually formed by contact metamorphism. MORE

Massive Rock

Science / Geology / Massive Rock: A rock that is little or not at all broken by joints, cracks, foliation, or bedding, tending to present a homogeneous appearance. MORE

Granulite

Science / Geology / Granulite: A metamorphic rock with coarse interlocking grains and little or no foliation. MORE

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