All these minerals have once been imbedded in the granitic gneiss, which is the principal rock of the region.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Everywhere granite, gneiss, or other primitive rocks, show themselves.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Gneiss, 106; phosphoric acid in, 207.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
The rock formation is gneiss.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The term granite, as used commercially, includes true granite and such allied rocks as syenite and gneiss.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Such is peculiarly the case with the fundamental or gneiss deposits of the period.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
The gneiss at Knock is exceedingly various in its composition, and many of its strata the geologist would fail to recognize as gneiss at all.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
To the south lay the trap islands; to the north and west, the gneiss ones.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
Chrysoberyl is known as a constituent of certain kinds of granite, pegmatite and gneiss.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
In like manner, the Matterhorn is cut out of a block of nearly horizontal beds of gneiss.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin