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What is the process of foliation and why is important to us?
-- Randy Rosenthal (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), February 11, 2001.