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Slate - in use

Slate in use
Cottages in Cullipool, Scotland
© Patrick Mackie

Slate thin section
Thin section
Slate hand specimen
Hand specimen
Slate thin section x-polars
Thin section x-polars
Slate close up
Slate exposure
Slate in use
Rock in use
Slate mud-sized (too small to be seen) interlocking crystals parallel with each other; can break into sheets (cleavage) a fine-grained, low-grade metamorphic rock.