Schist

Schist is a protolith of gneiss.

Rock group Metamorphic
Metamorphism type Regional
Metamorphic rock class Metapelitic
Marl
Protolith Phyllite

Schist in Hand Sample

Magnetite muscovite schist
Garnetiferous schist
Muscovite staurolite schist
Archean-aged schist from the Great Unconformity exposed at Wind River Canyon, WY

Schist in Thin Section

Thin Section GigaPans

Garnet mica schist, plane polars
Garnet mica schist, crossed polars
Chlorite schist, plane polars
Chlorite schist, crossed polars
Actinolite schist, plane polars
Actinolite schist, crossed polars
Talc tremolite schist, plane polars
Talc tremolite schist, crossed polars
Graphite schist, plane polars
Graphite schist, crossed polars

Garnet mica schist, plane polars

Garnet mica schist, plane polars

Garnet mica schist in plane polarized light Magnification: 40x Click here for crossed polars: Click here to explore this slide in plane polars: https://viewe…

Garnet mica schist, crossed polars

Garnet mica schist, plane polars

Garnet mica schist in plane polarized light Magnification: 40x Click here for crossed polars: Click here to explore this slide in plane polars: https://viewe…

 

Talc tremolite schist, plane polars

Talc tremolite schist, plane polars

Talc tremolite schist in plane polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here for crossed polars: https://youtu.be/2x9Ic3L0wpg Click here to explore this sli…

Talc tremolite schist, crossed polars

Talc tremolite schist, crossed polars

Talc tremolite schist in cross polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here for plane polars: https://youtu.be/o2K_Gelkk4E Click here to explore this slide…

Graphite schist, plane polars
Graphite schist, plane polars

Graphite Schist, Plane Polars

Graphite schist in plane polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here to watch graphite schist rotating in crossed polars: https://youtu.be/6WAkWKmNWnU Cli…

Graphite schist, crossed polars
Graphite schist, crossed polars

Graphite Schist, Crossed Polars

Graphite schist in cross polarized light. Magnification: 40x Click here to watch graphite schist rotating in plane polars: https://youtu.be/14Ke3a4w578 Click…