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A green, gray, or red metamorphic rock, similar to slate but often having a wavy surface and a distinctive micaceous luster.

phyl·lit′ic (fĭ-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Geological Science) a compact lustrous metamorphic rock, rich in mica, derived from a shale or other clay-rich rock
[C19: from phyll(o)- + -ite1]
phyllitic adj


(ˈfɪl aɪt)

a slaty rock, the cleavage planes of which have a luster imparted by minute scales of mica.
[1820–30; < Greek phýll(on) leaf + -ite1]
phyl•lit•ic (fɪˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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Highlights here include a phyllite carving of Shiva and Parvati dating to the late Pala dynasty (c.
Areas with interpreted high resistivities appear related to thicker sections of greywacke interbedded with the argillaceous phyllite host.
This work will ultimately provide access to the full Damang orebody, including high-grade Tarkwa Phyllite lithology.
The substrate consisted of tailings from the processing of B1 ore, which is a highly weathered phyllite, with sulfide contents around 3.
2015) classified the schist as quartz-mica schist, graphitic schist, phyllite and quartzite, and photomicrographs confirm that most of the quartz mica schist are mylonitized.
Lana, "Stress-strain analysis of buckling failure in phyllite slopes," Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, vol.
Dominant parent rock includes biotite, gneiss, schist, slate, quartzite, phyllite, amphibolite and granite.
Uranium(VI) sorption onto phyllite and selected minerals in the presence of humic acid.
The Barachois River Metamorphic Suite outcrops as K-feldspar augen gneiss in the northern part of the area of interest, but shows lower metamorphic grade to the south where the lithologies are schist, phyllite, metasiltstone and metawacke (Shawwa 2013).
In paper Study on Highly Weathered Phyllite Filling Subgrade Technical Highway [3], and under the basis of intense weathered phyllite protolith basic physical mechanical test and packing engineering characteristic test, Mao Xuesong, et al conducted improvement on padding whose bearing ratio does not meet the highway roadbed filling mechanical properties.
The main rocks of Mineki Gol area are characterised by quartz, mica schist, marble, tourmaline, calcsilicate quartzite, phyllite and leucogranite.
Biotite phyllite, quartz muscovite schist, quartzite, chert, limestone, and sandstone fragments are present.