The Dynamic Earth View Multimedia Version

Main Menu >  GeoGallery >  Rocks >  Biotite Schist
TITLE: GeoGallery

Choose one of the following Rocks for more details:

Biotite Schist

Biotite Schist

This schist forms the ancient metamorphic basement of the North American craton in southern Nevada. Over time it was covered by near-shore sandstone, then deeper-water limestone, as a shallow sea encroached.


bottom navigation bar Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Mineral Sciences website Credits