Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Gneissosity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_939

Gneissosity is a mode of foliation that occurs in certain metamorphic rocks as a result of the uneven and discontinuous directional alignment of platy or columnar minerals and mineral grains. It is a typical structure of highly metamorphosed rocks.

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