Property of certain rocks to easily split into regular thin sheets. Fissility occurs because the platy phyllosilicate grains have been preferentially aligned to form a layered structure. Examples of rocks that exhibit fissility are shale, and slate.
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- Submitted information Comment: José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: Fissility (accessed March 2010)