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Schist Stone is a metamorphic rock whose medium-grained mineral particles are easily visible with a regular hand lens, oriented so that the rock is easily divided into thin flakes or plates. Stonecontact.com, you can find all kinds of Schist stone blocks and boulders in various sizes at the best prices and directly from the quarry owners.

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Where is schist found?

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Schist Stone can be found in many countries including Brazil, New Zealand, Canada, parts of the US and Ireland. Schist has been previously used to make decorative rock walls.

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Where can Schist usually be used?

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Schist Stone is formed from shale or mud but at a much higher temperature than slate. Schist is not a very strong rock, so it is not often used as a building material. However it can be used for garden decoration, paving and sometimes sculpture.

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Can the Schist Stone be quarried as a block in large sizes?

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Schist Stone is not a very strong rock, so it cannot be mined in large sizes, but can be mined in small boulders or layers.

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What is the difference between slate and schist?

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Slate is a fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers while schist is any crystalline rock having a foliated structure and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates.

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