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Slate (38)

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General Lithology:Slate
Description:A metamorphic rock formed by the action of tectonic forces on a fine-grained sedimentary rock (mudstone), so that the rock splits along cleavage planes that do not follow the sedimentary layers.
Representing:Sediment deposited during the Neoproterozoic Era, about 600 million years ago, and deformed during the building of the C
Where:Rockies north
Latitude:53.529707
Longitude:-113.526754
Original location:Lake Louise, Alberta
Estimated mass (tonnes):2
Donor:Courtesy of Parks Canada

 

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