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TitleGranitic gneiss, Salisbury, North Carolina
DescriptionThis gneiss consists of K-feldspar and quartz. Rare scattered specks of magnetite and other dark minerals can be seen at high magnification. Gneissic banding is only poorly developed. This sample is 9.5 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ North Carolina ▹ Rowan. Near Salisbury.
PhotographerMike Davis. 2001-04-10.
CollectionWard’s Collection of Classic North American Rocks #90.
Key wordsgranitic gneiss, gneiss, North Carolina
Tech details655 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number339