Photos of rock samples or outcrops with no evident layering. This feature is typical in igneous rocks and metamorphosed igneous rocks. Click on any photo for a larger image. Some of the larger images may be on other web sites and will open in a new window.

Norite outcrop photo

noLayers-hs_001. Outcrop of a plutonic igenous rock (norite) with no layering present near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. 6 cm wide Nikon lens cap for scale.

Mica-rich phyllite photo

noLayers-hs_002. There is no layering visible in the complex magma mixing textures of basalt and syenite in an outcrop on Winter Island, Salem, MA, USA. The field of view is approximately 1 meter across.

Muscovite-rich Schist photo

noLayers-hs_003. Amphibolite outcrop with pectacular garnets (>10 cm in diameter) surrounded by black hornblende in a metagabbro, Gore Mountain, NY, USA, USA. No layering is present.