Phyllite Photos                      
Cochise College
Photos of Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
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Roger Weller, geology instructor      



last edited:  11/1/16    number of photos: 17
Phyllite is metamorphosed shale.  It is a foliated                               
metamorphic rock, often with a silky sheen due to
the presence of tiny mica crystals.  The cleavage
surface of phyllite is not flat like slate, but is
commonly rippled. 


phyllite:  A  B  C  D  E  F 
phyllite, gray:  A  B
phyllite from Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona:
     A  B  C  D  E  F  G   
ottrelite in phyllite:  A  B

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