slate definition & features

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slate image

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Image credit: James St. John

slate in classification

important observable properties - properties in classification table below

  • fine-grained
  • "dull" reflectivity
  • sometimes difficult to see "slatey" cleavage (at angle to bedding)

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resources: slate

Image Galleries

  • Flickr Image gallery, James St. John: slate
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  • Google images: slate

Other Resources