Foliation : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

What is the process of foliation and why is important to us?

-- Randy Rosenthal (, February 11, 2001


As said in the text, pages 175-176, foliation occurs when preexisting minerals acquire a preferred orientation and rotate crystals until they lie parallel to the developing plane. Foliation is important in identifying metamorphic rocks.

-- Alison Tripi (, February 11, 2001.

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