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What are examples of non foliated metamorphic rocks?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
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Regarding this, what are non foliated metamorphic rocks?
Non-foliated metamorphic rocks appear massive or granular without the characteristic parallel mineral grains in foliated rocks. Non-foliated metamorphic rocks are classified based primarily on their composition. Marble, quartzite, and soapstone are examples of non-foliated metamorphic rocks.
Also, where are non foliated metamorphic rocks formed? Nonfoliated metamorphic rocks are formed around igneous intrusions where the temperatures are high but the pressures are relatively low and equal in all directions (confining pressure).
Simply so, what are three examples of Nonfoliated metamorphic rocks?
Examples of nonfoliated rocks are quartzite, marble and anthracite coal.
What are non foliated rocks used for?
One common nonfoliated meta- morphic rock is marble, which develops from limestone. Marble is used as a decorative stone. It is good for carving and sculpting. Because marble is nonfoliated, it does not split into layers as an artist is working with it.