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  • Hornblende Gneiss, Metamorphic Rock, Geology Sample, Norway, Genuine

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Lewisian Gneiss is a type of rock formation that is found in the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland. It is named after the Lewis Island, which is where the rock was first identified. The Lewisian Gneiss is one of the oldest rocks in Europe, with an estimated age of over 3 billion years old.

The Lewisian Gneiss is composed of different minerals, including quartz, feldspar, mica, and amphibole. It is a type of metamorphic rock that has been subjected to intense heat and pressure, which has caused the minerals to rearrange and form the distinct banded patterns that are characteristic of gneiss.

The Lewisian Gneiss is also known for its toughness and durability, which has made it a popular material for building and construction for centuries. It has been used to construct many historic buildings and structures, including the Callanish Stones, a prehistoric stone circle on the Isle of Lewis.

In addition to its practical uses, the Lewisian Gneiss is also highly valued for its beauty and unique patterns. The distinct banding and swirling patterns of the rock make it a popular material for decorative objects and sculptures, as well as for use in jewelry and other decorative arts.

The Lewisian Gneiss is a testament to the power of nature and the enduring nature of rocks and minerals. Its age, durability, and beauty make it a fascinating and highly prized geological formation, and a must-see for anyone interested in the geology and natural history of Scotland.