Earth Science Digital Image Library - Gneiss
10th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Describe basic landforms.
Identify the layers of the earth.
Recognize that the surface of the earth changes due to slow processes and rapid processes.
Identify basic properties and uses of Earth’s materials including rocks, soils, water, and gases of the atmosphere.
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.
Brewster (Interstate Route 84), Putnam County, New York.
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