[fil-ahyt] /ˈfɪl aɪt/

a slaty rock, the cleavage planes of which have a luster imparted by minute scales of mica.
a compact lustrous metamorphic rock, rich in mica, derived from a shale or other clay-rich rock
A green, gray, or red metamorphic rock, similar to slate but often having a wavy surface and a distinctive luster imparted by the presence of mica.


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