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Green Slate Specimen (Metamorphic Rock), Approx. 1" (3cm)

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  • Green slate sample approximately 1" (3cm) in size
  • Earthy, fissile metamorphic rock
  • Perfect size for use in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements
  • Slate is often used in countertops or as chalkboards
  • Specimen comes in clear labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage

Slate is very lightly metamorphosed and well-foliated. This appearance often makes it difficult to distinguish from its parent rock, shale. The two can be told apart by the difference in pitch when struck. Slate is ideal for lessons on metamorphic rocks and alteration, and is also a standby in identification labs and exercises. This sample of green slate is approximately 1" in length, and comes in a labeled plastic bag.