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
The oldest rocks are gneisses and schists, together with granite and other eruptive rocks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Corundum occurs also in Canada in an igneous rock, a nepheline-syenite, associated with Laurentian gneiss.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
A banded granite the colours of which give it a stratified appearance is called a gneiss.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Like one I once saw on Mars, in the Gneiss Gallery.
"Shock Treatment" by Stanley Mullen
The bed of the river, on which the piers rested, was composed of rolled pieces of granite and gneiss.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
The greater part of the island seems to be formed of gneiss and other crystalline rocks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
The nucleus of this plateau consists of gneiss and granite.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
In India the system is represented by the Bundelkhand gneiss and the central older gneisses of the Himalayas.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The greater part of the mass is composed of gneiss and schists.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Betty Cam's chair lay at the top; a huge slab of gneiss with another forming the back, bearing no particular resemblance to a chair at all.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel