It includes a variety of rocks, such as basalt, granite, gneiss, quartzite, slate, and schist .
Stone vases (bowls, collared jars, and pyxides) were carved, using bronze tools and abrasives, from chlorite schist and marble.
Glaciers have deposited shale, slate, schist , and limestone throughout the region.
In all these occurrences, the deposits show a flyschoid and turbiditic character and include metamorphic pebbles of soft rocks, such as slates and schists , as well as plant debris.
Acres of vineyard, mainly at relatively high altitudes on schistous foothills of the Cévennes, look down on the plains around Béziers.
The three mountainous areas consist of large cores of igneous rocks (granites and basalts) surrounded by larger areas of metamorphic rocks, mostly schists and gneiss.