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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Resources and Citations
- José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, Submitted information, 2009
- Wikipedia: Fissility (accessed March 2010)