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gneiss meaning

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  • Noun: gneiss  nIs
    1. A laminated metamorphic rock similar to granite

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    Derived forms: gneisses

    Type of: metamorphic rock

    Encyclopedia: Gneiss


  • [Architecture]

    A coarse-grained metamorphic rock having discontinuous foliation; usually dark; composed mainly of quartz, feldspar, mica, and ferromagnesian minerals. Generally classed as trade granite in the building stone industry.

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  1. they are regarded as being enveloped in regenerated gneisses.
  2. rocks to the north and south of the gneiss zone are lithologically and structurally distinct from it.
  3. the nickel mineralization is contained in a layered basic mass if surrounded and underlain by an archean gneiss complex.
  4. the banded gneisses underlying the mine field are, as a rule, micaceous, the amount of biotite determining mainly the shades of the bands.
  5. gneiss is called bastard granite

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