Gniess Is Obtained From

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Gniess is obtained from-

  1. Igneous rocks
  2. Metamorphic rocks
  3. Sedimentary rocks
  4. Sedimentary metamorphic rocks

Answer: B. Metamorphic rocks

Gniess is obtained from metamorphic rocks


Gniess is a rock made from the metamorphosis of granite. Since gneiss is a high-grade metamorphic rock, it has undergone more intense heat and pressure than schist. It is created through the transformation of sedimentary rock, such as granite.

  • Gniess is a metamorphic rock with high grade
  • Gniess rocks can be subjected to high temperatures and pressures.
  • Gniess shows the different foliation which represents different alternating layers of different materials.

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