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Phyllite Rock

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Definition of Phyllite. Phyllite Definition </>
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Definition of Phyllite. Definition
Phyllite is a fine-grained metamorphic rock with a well-developed laminar structure, and is intermediate between slate and schist rocks
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Phyllite. History of Phyllite
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Origin is the place where Phyllite was first discovered. Origin
Unknown
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Name of Phyllite discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
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Study of origin of the word "Phyllite". Etymology
From Greek phullon leaf + -ite1
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Category of Rocks. Class
Metamorphic Rocks
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Sub-class of Phyllite. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Soft Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Phyllite Family
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Group of Phyllite. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Not Applicable
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Other categories of Phyllite excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Coarse Grained Rock
  • Fine Grained Rock
  • Medium Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Phyllite. Phyllite Texture </>
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Arrangement and distribution of minerals within rock. Texture
Phyllitic Sheen, Slaty
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The colors in which Phyllite is available. Phyllite Color
Black to Grey, Light Greenish Grey
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Maintenance required for Rocks. Maintenance
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Ability of Rocks to withstand wear, pressure, or damage. Durability
Durable
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The resistance offered by Phyllite on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
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Resistance offered by Phyllite to scratches. Scratch Resistant
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Resistance offered by Phyllite to stains. Stain Resistant
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Resistance offered by Phyllite to wind. Wind Resistant
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Resistance offered by Phyllite while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
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Visual Appearance of Phyllite. Appearance
Crinkled or Wavy
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Uses of Phyllite in architecture and construction industry. Phyllite Uses </>
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Architectural uses of Phyllite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Phyllite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Floor Tiles, Homes and Interior Decoration
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Exterior Uses of Phyllite which include as Building Stone, Garden Decoration etc. Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone and Garden Decoration
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Other Architectural Uses of Phyllite Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
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Industrial uses of Phyllite. Industry
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Uses of Phyllite in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Building houses or walls, Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar, Roadstone
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Uses of Phyllite in medical industry. Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
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Rocks used to build buildings and monuments, or work of art like sculptures from the ancient past or used for creating artifacts and jewelry. Antiquity Uses
Artifacts and Sculpture
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Other uses of Phyllite. Other Uses
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Other commercial uses of Phyllite. Commercial Uses
Cemetery Markers, Commemorative Tablets, Creating Artwork, Writing Slates
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Types of Phyllite. Phyllite Types </>
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Types of Phyllite. Types
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Unique features of Phyllite. Features
Easily splits into thin plates, Is one of the oldest rock, Surfaces are often shiny
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The systematic study of historical past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence like graves, buildings, tools, pottery etc. Archaeological Significance of Phyllite
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Buildings, structures, or sites which are build out of various rocks that are of historical importance. Monuments
Not Yet Used
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Famous Monuments which are built from Phyllite. Famous Monuments
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Art of making statues or attractive forms by carving rocks or stones. Sculpture
Used
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Famous Sculptures which are carved using Phyllite rock. Famous Sculptures
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Pictographs are paintings or drawings that have been placed on the rock face. Such artworks have typically been made with mineral earths and other natural compounds and they are mostly found in caves, rock shelters and areas with dry climates. Pictographs
Used
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A petroglyph is an image which is carved into a rock. This carving produces a visible indentation in the rock by scratching away the weathered surface to reveal unweathered rock of a different color below. Petroglyphs
Used
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Small statues which represent a human, deity or animal. Figurines are also referred to statuette. Figurines
Used
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Phyllite. Formation of Phyllite </>
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Process of formation of Phyllite rock. Formation
Phyllite is a metamorphic rock which is formed by regional metamorphism of argillaceous sediments since their cleavage arose due to deviatoric stress.
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Phyllite. Composition
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Mineral content of Phyllite. Mineral Content
Albite, Alusite, Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Chlorite, Epidote, Feldspar, Garnet, Graphite, Hornblade, Kyanite, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Porphyroblasts, Quartz, Sillimanite, Staurolite, Talc, Zircon
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Compound content of Phyllite. Compound Content
CaO, Carbon Dioxide, MgO
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Change in nature, appearance or form of Phyllite. Transformation
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Change in form or nature of Phyllite. Metamorphism
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List of metamorphism processes which Phyllite undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
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Change in appearance or texture of Phyllite due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
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List of weathering processes which Phyllite undergoes. Types of Weathering
  • Biological Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • Mechanical Weathering
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Process of gradual destruction of Phyllite by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
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List of erosion processes which Phyllite undergoes. Types of Erosion
  • Chemical Erosion
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Glacier Erosion
  • Water Erosion
  • Wind Erosion
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Thermal and physical properties of Phyllite. Properties of Phyllite </>
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Phyllite. Physical Properties of Phyllite
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Measure of ease with which a smooth surface of a rock can be scratched, or of its resistance to abrasion. It is measured on Moh’s Hardness scale. Hardness
1-2
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Size of individual mineral crystals in Phyllite. Grain Size
Medium to Fine Coarse Grained
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Cracking or breaking of Phyllite. Fracture
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Conchoidal fracture is a curved breakage which resembles to the concentric ripples of a mussel shell.Conchoidal
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Color of Phyllite when powdered. Streak
White
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Porosity of Phyllite is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Porosity
Highly Porous
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Interaction of light with the surface of Phyllite. Luster
Phyllitic
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Forms due to deformation and metamorphism in Phyllite. Cleavage
Crenulation and Pervasive
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Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
1.2
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Ratio of density of Phyllite to the density of reference rock. Specific Gravity
2.72-2.73
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Degree to which light can pass through a rock. Transparency
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A rock is said to be opaque if it blocks all the rays of light to pass through it.Opaque
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Degree of compactness of a rock. Density
2.18-3.3 g/cm3
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Phyllite
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Resistance offered by Phyllite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Water Resistant
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Reserves of Phyllite. Phyllite Reserves </>
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Deposits of Phyllite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Phyllite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Phyllite in Asian continent. Asia
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
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Deposits of Phyllite in African continent. Africa
Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa
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Deposits of Phyllite in European continent. Europe
Austria, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
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List of countries where Phyllite deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
Not Yet Found
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Deposits of Phyllite in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Phyllite Deposits in Western Continents
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Deposits of Phyllite in North American continent. North America
Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, USA
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Deposits of Phyllite in South American continent. South America
Brazil, Colombia, Guyana
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Deposits of Phyllite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Phyllite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Phyllite in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland

Information about Phyllite

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Phyllite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Phyllite rock here. Phyllite is a fine-grained metamorphic rock with a well-developed laminar structure, and is intermediate between slate and schist rocks. Phyllite is available in black to grey, light greenish grey colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Phyllite is white. Get to know more about Phyllite rock and characteristics of Phyllite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Phyllite

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Phyllite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Phyllite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Phyllite plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Phyllite is 1-2 on Mohโ€™s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Types of Hard Rocks, Types of Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness. Fracture of Phyllite rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Phyllite is heat resistant, pressure resistant, water resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Floor tiles, Homes and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Building houses or walls, Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar, Roadstone.

Know more about Phyllite rock in the next section.

More About Phyllite

Phyllite is a type of Metamorphic Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Phyllite rock is available in black to grey, light greenish grey colors. It is Crinkled or Wavy in appearance. The Phyllite mineral content includes Albite, Alusite, Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Chlorite, Epidote, Feldspar, Garnet, Graphite, Hornblade, Kyanite, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Porphyroblasts, Quartz, Sillimanite, Staurolite, Talc, Zircon. Its compound content includes CaO, Carbon Dioxide, MgO. Letโ€™s move on to the types of Phyllite. Phyllite rock does not have any types. Fossils are the remains of prehistoric plants or animals which are embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. Fossils are found only in sedimentary rocks. As Phyllite belongs to Metamorphic Rocks, fossils are not found in it.