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Earth Science Digital Image Library - Gneiss

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Earth Science Digital Image Library - Gneiss

Grade Levels

10th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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Rocks

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Gneiss is a foliated metamorphic rock associated with regional metamorphism. Alternating bands of dark and light minerals are common. This outcrop in the Precambrian Hudson Highlands, displays a “boudinage” structure which is characterized by stretching, thinning and breaking of layers into sausage-like shapes.

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Brewster (Interstate Route 84), Putnam County, New York.

Credits


With support from the Center for Applied Technologies in Education, The Earth Science Digital Image Library is an initiative authored by Russell Agostaro, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Newburgh, New York.

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The Earth Science Digital Image Library is an archive of quality digital images for teacher and/or student reference in their studies of Earth Science. For additional information about the image, please click on a link below:
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