Is a Strong Parallel Alignment of Different Mineral Bands in a Rock?

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A strong parallel alignment of different mineral bands in a rock is foliation. This happens as a result of pressure and recrystallization when rocks undergo metamorphosis during the process of flattening and stretching of mineral grains for example slate, phyllite, schist, and gneiss which are metamorphic rocks.
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