New Ask-a-Geologist Question: Metamorphic Rocks

Question: What household items are made from metamorphic rocks?

Mostly, metamorphic rocks are used for building materials such as floors, roofs, walls, bathroom surfaces, etc. Marble and slate are two of the most common building materials. Gneiss (pronounced “nice”) and quartzite also used for building materials sometimes. Some metamorphic rocks, like garnet schist, are mined for their mineral content. The minerals can be used for a variety of uses, like jewelry.

We have several metamorphic rock kits which are great for learning about these interesting rocks.  Our My Rockin’ Collection Metamorphic Rocks kit is perfect for any age and our Rock Detectives Metamorphic Mystery kit is great for young rockhounds ages 6 to 12.

2 Responses to “New Ask-a-Geologist Question: Metamorphic Rocks”

  1. do you know anything about a geologist called T Thorpe? thanks. David.

  2. Not off the top of my head. What info do you need?

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