In mica-rich quartzite of sheet 2, Ruby Gap Duplex, central Australia, detrital quartz grains are flattened, stretched, and bent in a fine grained quartz-mica matrix. Some stretching of individual quartz grains may be apparent because dissolution at ~E-W oriented grain boundaries probably took place. NE-SW shear bands deform the dominant foliation and indicate top-to-the left (south) sense of shear. (Sample 704 A) (3.2 mm)