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About SlateHide

As a Commodity:
i. An ultrafine- or very fine-grained rock displaying strong slaty cleavage and hence can be split into slabs and thin plates. Most slate was formed from shale. Slate is usually of very low to low metamorphic grade conditions.

Ref: AGI

ii. A coal miner's term for any shale accompanying coal; also, sometimes the equivalent of bone coal.

Ref: AGI

iii. A fine-grained metamorphic rock that breaks into thin slabs or sheets. Usually gray to black, sometimes green, yellow, brown, or red. Slates are composed of quartz, micas, chlorite, with minor hematite, clays and other minerals.


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Norwegian (Bokmål):Skifer

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Fettes (et al.), Metamorphic Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms (2007) Cambridge University Press
Klaus K.E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson (Editors), 2017.
Glossary of Geology. Fifth REVISED edition. American Geological Institute (abbreviated as AGI).

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