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Schist Rock

Rocks with Medium Hardness

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Definition of Schist. Schist Definition </> More »
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Definition of Schist. Definition
Schist is a medium grade metamorphic rock with medium to large, flat, sheet like grains in a preferred orientation
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Schist. Schist Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Schist is available. Schist Color
Black, Blue, Brown, Dark Brown, Green, Grey, Silver
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Visual Appearance of Schist. Appearance
Layered and Shiny
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Uses of Schist in architecture and construction industry. Schist Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Schist. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Schist which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Floor Tiles and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Schist. Industry
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Uses of Schist in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Building houses or walls, Cement Manufacture, for Road Aggregate, Roadstone
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Types of Schist. Schist Types </> More »
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Types of Schist. Types
Mica Schists, Calc-Silicate Schists, Graphite Schists, Blueschists, Whiteschists, Greenschists, Hornblende Schist, Talc Schist, Chlorite Schist, Garnet Schist, Glaucophane schist.
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Schist. Formation of Schist </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Schist. Composition
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Mineral content of Schist. Mineral Content
Alusite, Amphibole, Biotite, Chlorite, Epidote, Feldspar, Garnet, Graphite, Hornblade, Kyanite, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Porphyroblasts, Quartz, Sillimanite, Staurolite, Talc
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Compound content of Schist. Compound Content
CaO, Carbon Dioxide, MgO
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Thermal and physical properties of Schist. Properties of Schist </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Schist. Physical Properties of Schist
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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
3.5-4
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Cracking or breaking of Schist. 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 Schist when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Schist
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
Not Available
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Resistance offered by Schist against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Impact Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Water Resistant
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Reserves of Schist. Schist Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Schist in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Schist Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Schist in Asian continent. Asia
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
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Deposits of Schist in African continent. Africa
Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa
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Deposits of Schist in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Schist Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Schist in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland

Information about Schist

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 Schist Uses. We have provided you with all information about Schist rock here. Schist is a medium grade metamorphic rock with medium to large, flat, sheet like grains in a preferred orientation. Schist is available in black, blue, brown, dark brown, green, grey, silver colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Schist is white. Get to know more about Schist rock and characteristics of Schist rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Schist

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Schist are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Schist is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Schist plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Schist is 3.5-4 on Moh’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 Schist rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Schist is impact resistant, pressure resistant, water resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Floor tiles and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Building houses or walls, Cement manufacture, For road aggregate, Roadstone.

Know more about Schist rock in the next section.

More About Schist

Schist is a type of Metamorphic Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Schist rock is available in black, blue, brown, dark brown, green, grey, silver colors. It is Layered and Shiny in appearance. The Schist mineral content includes Alusite, Amphibole, Biotite, Chlorite, Epidote, Feldspar, Garnet, Graphite, Hornblade, Kyanite, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Porphyroblasts, Quartz, Sillimanite, Staurolite, Talc. Its compound content includes CaO, Carbon Dioxide, MgO. Let’s move on to the types of Schist. The types of Schist include Mica Schists, Calc-Silicate Schists, Graphite Schists, Blueschists, Whiteschists, Greenschists, Hornblende Schist, Talc Schist, Chlorite Schist, Garnet Schist, Glaucophane schist.. 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 Schist belongs to Metamorphic Rocks, fossils are not found in it.