Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Lamination, the division of a rock into thin leaf-like layers, or lamina, having the same mineral composition and parallel, to the stratification. The structure is characteristic of shale, and, as most of the clayey rocks of great geological age are shaley, it may be in these cases due to the vertical pressure of superincumbent rocks.

“Two things are necessary to the life of pure faith. The first is, that we behold God alone, under all the imperfect coverings that conceal him; the second is, constantly to have our souls kept in a state of dependence.”