Ask-A-Geologist #6: What term is used for metamorphic rocks with a banded texture?

Hi everyone! Today we have another fabulous question from one of our readers. Today’s question is about metamorphic rocks. Jason asks: What term is used for metamorphic rocks with a banded texture?

Ask-a-Geologist #4: Why do geologists tests rocks for calcite?

Today we have another great geology question from one of our readers.

Terrance writes: Why do scientists check rocks to see if they contain calcite?

Ask-a-Geologyist Q&A #3: Is it hard to be a geologist?

Once again we have another fabulous question from one of our website readers. Today’s question is about what it is like to be a geologist.

Ask-A-Geologist Q&A #2: What is syenite used for?

What is the rock syenite used for?

Fire Rocks – Our new Ask-a-Geologist Question

Question: Which rocks have the name that means fire? Answer: The mineral name pyrite is derived from the Greek word for fire.

Metamorphic Q&A

Ask-a-Geologist Q&A about Metamorphic Rocks. What rocks are changed by high pressure and high temperature?

Today’s Ask-a-Geologist Question: Banded Textures

Question: What term for metamorphic rock with banded texture?

New Ask-a-Geologist Question: Layered Rock

Question: What is the term for the layering of sedimentary rock?

Our Most Popular Ask-a-Geologist Question…..EVER!

This has to be the most-asked question we receive here at Mini Me Geology. Question: What are the hollow ball-like objects, such as quartz, which are found in sedimentary rocks?

Here are some of our latest “Ask-a-Geologist” questions & answers

Q:  What is in magma that makes up a rock? A:  Magma is the term used for liquid rock which forms deep below the Earth’s surface.  Magma can be composed of many different things such as silicates, alkalis, iron and magnesium.  The composition of the magma will determine the type of rocks which it will […]