All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

That's <strong>gneiss</strong> (pronounced "nice")! The rocks of the high elevations on Roan Mountain are metamorphic rock called gneiss. The parent rock was granite which was compressed and heated to cause the change to the layered gneiss.
That's gneiss (pronounced "nice")! The rocks of the high elevations on Roan Mountain are metamorphic rock called gneiss. The parent rock was granite which was compressed and heated to cause the change to the layered gneiss.

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