Talk:Rock microstructure

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I shall endeavour to provide information, especially on metamorphic microstructure and igneous microstructure, in the coming days and weeks. The existing sections on each section don't provide much information on interpreting these things and what they actually are. In essence, there's a lot of info on what metamorphic rocks, what shear, what foliations are (but not really foliations; as of this date its purely a mathematical explanation!), but I don't think anyone who's written much really knows about much. I cite the total lack of explanation of what a porphyroblast is. So, hopefully this page can be linked in from other pages and we can expand it, especially with the methodology of textral analysis. Rolinator 00:20, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Sounds exciting! I suggest you create an article named foliation (geology) or similar; it could just be a stub, but there ought to be something. I have just one gripe for Rock microstructure: could you please list your references? Melchoir 00:25, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

As soon as I'm not updating this from work in my lunch hour(s), yes... :) Rolinator 01:58, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Check out the reference material; the book by Vernon rocks out, especially on the igneous textures. Its more or less what you need, though I'll track down photos and such separately.Rolinator 06:29, 23 December 2005 (UTC)