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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.

Synonyms and Related Terms

fissilidade (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, Submitted information, 2009
  • Wikipedia: Fissility (accessed March 2010)

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