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The table below shows examples of common metamorphic rocks.
Clicking on the name of the rock will bring up a larger picture and a description of the rock type in a new window. Remember these rocks are formed under extreme heat and pressure. Learn more about metamorphic rocks here.
Examples of Common Metamorphic Rocks
|Quartzite is a coarse-grained metamorphic rock derived from sandstone.|
|Marble is a metamorphic rock that comes from metamorphosed limestone or dolomite.|
|Slate is a fined grained metamorphic rock.|
|Phyllite is a fined grained metamorphic rock.|
|Schist is a coarse grained metamorphic rock.|
|Gneiss is a medium to coarse grained metamorphic rock.|