This specimen is a dark gray slate. The color of the specimen suggests the presence of significant graphite dust. Owning to the aphanitic nature of the material, many of the constituent minerals in this specimen cannot be identified through microscopy. Quartz/feldspar grains are common with a maximum dimension of .06 mm, most are smaller. Various species of mica presumably form the majority of the specimen’s fabric, but these are generally too small to be individually perceived. Identifiable crystals of mica are.1 mm and less in length and show some orientation preference. Carbonate minerals are abundant and occupy about 20 percent of slide area with a maximum crystal dimension of about .06 mm, the vast majority are under .02 mm. Carbonate crystals are a mix of anhedral and rhombohedral forms. Opaque minerals make up approximately 5 to 15 percent of slide area. Relict sedimentary features are faintly visible on macro-inspection of the slide. Under the microscope these patterns are perceptible only as slight differences in the translucency of the aphanitic component. Overall the lack of more significant grain elongation and orientation prevalence indicates very low grade metamorphism. This may be due to the slide’s orientation, which is perpendicular to the likely direction of maximum tectonic stress.