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Rocks and Minerals

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A rock is a compound composed of two or more minerals. It is classified into three types based on how it is formed – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Meanwhile, a mineral is grouped in classes based on its chemical properties.

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Roselite is a beautifully colored mineral and varies in color from rose-red to pink. However, this beautiful mineral has no uses except to be appreciated in a collection as a very rare mineral. At over 25% CaO, (Calcium oxide), it could be a great source to make quicklime, one of the key ingredient…
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The addiction to looking at, studying, or collecting rocks is easy to understand. First of all, rocks come in many sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns. Some have sparkly crystals or shiny faces. Some look like animal forms, mechanical devices or body parts. Once you look into the processes that lead…
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A print would be highly unlikely, as the work "Rock of Ages, Sands of Time" comprises 544 panels, spanning the earth's geological history. It's available in book form at any major bookseller (or you can order it.)
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Types of Rocks and The Rock Cycle Sedimentary rock is formed when sediment (sand, mud, clay, and other small rock particles) is transported by wind or water to a point of rest, where it is compressed to extreme pressures from further overlying sediments over long periods of time and the gaps betw…
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Absolutely OCEAN salt water has enough particulates to act like a sand blaster to anything it comes in contact with, Now a Salt Water pool there is less salt in your tear drop than in your pool, So no a salt water pool will not eat up or consume the lye in your Limestone. Take a teaspoon of salt and…
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Water (Ex. Lake Erie)
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Examples of white minerals are aragonite and quartz. There are many other minerals that can appear white, and even more with a white streak, streak being the color of the mineral in its powdered state.
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Answer Meaning of Organic In foods means: Naturally grown. No unnatural additives or fertilizers were used. In chemistry means: to do with carbon based molecules. In chemistry organic is concerned with the carbon compounds of living beings and also most other carbon compounds. In food organic is re…
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Gold is an element--gold. There's only gold in it. Pyrite--fool's gold--is a compound of iron and sulfur.Gold has the chemical symbol Au, and it is heavier and softer than a lot of other metals. It is considered a "noble" metal because it does not corrode or otherwise react with other elements easil…
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Make-up of Greenstone Greenstone, also known as greenschist, is a non layered metamorphic rock derived from basalt, gabbro or similar rocks containing sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar, chlorite, epidote and quartz. Chlorite and epidote give the green color. New Zealand Jade or Greenstone ( Pouna…
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Sediments are the key! The Rock cycle is a process whereby all types of rock are formed then eroded and "recycled" through different depositional processes. Sedimentary rocks can provide evidence that the rock cycle exists by looking at it under a microscope. Sedimentary rocks are formed by the…
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Foliation is a geologic term that is used to describe the appearance of metamorphic rocks. Foliated metamorphic rocks such as gneiss display banding and regrouping of its mineral constituents as a result of enormous pressures and heat. The banding forms perpendicularly to the direction of pressure.…
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Answer Calcite is calcium carbonate, and dissolves when in contact with acid.Quartz is silicon dioxide.There are lots of differences between the two... more than they have in common! See the Web Links to the left of this answer for more information.
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from windows.ucar.edu (see link to the left): Everyone's favorite way of identifying calcite is the acid test. When you place a drop of weak acid, such as vinegar, on calcite, it will bubble. This happens because a reaction causes a little bit of the calcite to break down, releasing carbon dioxide …
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The most valuable gemstones are the clear, crystalline form of the harder minerals such as diamond, corundum, tourmaline, topaz, and garnet. Other minerals with exceptional clarity or color, and even some rock types are known commercially to be valuable as gemstones, but hardness is a key to frequen…
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Clay minerals, quarts, feldspar
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Answer Never say never, but it's mica.
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Section 8 Call the Housing and Urban Development(HUD) department of your city hall or go back to the same place you applied. If you already applied, were accepted and have applied for an apartment, the property manager or managment co of that building can find out for you. In particular case th…
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No In the sense that male foetuses have a X and a Y chromosome, while females have two Xs. If you define males by virtue of their sex organs, then males and females look the same as foetuses before the development Addendum The foetus is asexual if that was not clear.
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Intrusive igneous and metamorphic. Intrusive igneous rocks are those that solidify underground. Metamorphic rocks are those that are deep underground and subjected to intense heat and pressure, but remain a solid.
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Quartzite is metamorphosed sandstone.
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Answer Grain size. Most intrusive igneous rocks will have visible crystals. Crystals in most extrusive igneous rocks are not easily visible.
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Nonfoliated metamorphic rocks such as marble and quartzite derived their metamorphism more from heat than from directional pressure. Foliations form at right angles to intense directional pressures. Nonfoliated metamorphic rocks like quartzite and marble are mainly single-mineralic in composition, a…
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Answer Lubrication and to repel moisture Good for door seals--prevent them from freezing and keeps them pliable
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Marble is a metamorphic rock which is a product of natural exposure deep underground to intense heat and pressure on limestone or dolostone, both sedimentary rocks. The minerals calcite or dolomite that are present in the limestone or dolostone are recrystallized, causing them to be larger and inter…
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Granite is an intrusive igneous rock (formed from the slow cooling of magma underground), the major component of the continental crust, coarse grained, and composed of quartz along with a variety of feldspar minerals and micas.
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Natural glass, like obsidian, is considered an igneous rock. Window glass is a manufactured product that uses minerals in its formation.
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Answer porous surface and a deep red or brown color . some of those rosks are transparent and black with a glassy texture. Answer: Granite has a grainy texture composed of visible mineral crystals. Basalt is usually fine grained with a black or black-green color. Pumice can appear full of small …
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Although the process of rock metamorphism usually involves a process taking millions of years, rocks could be metamorphosed in the lab in minutes with the right equipment.
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Bauxite is a sedimentary rock that is the main ore of aluminum. Bauxite varies in composition, as does any rock, but the main components are minerals of aluminum oxide and aluminum hydroxide. Bauxite may also contain amounts of iron, clay, silt and silica. Bauxite is the result of the leaching of mi…
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Answer Uses of our Natural Resources Rock and mineral resources have a wide variety of uses and play a huge role in our lives The Mineral Information Institute has a poster showing how much of a variety of minerals each person uses in his or her lifetime. Minerals are important to our healt…
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Minerals are the components in the Earth that combine to form rocks. Minerals are inorganic naturally occurring substances, have a definite range of chemical composition, are solids, and have a crystalline structure. Minerals are solid, inorganic substances made from a combination of chemical elemen…
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Answer: Volcanic activity, earth quakes, erosion, and wind.
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What is mineral oil and what are its physical properties and its formula
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Marble is metamorphosed limestone or dolomite, and is predominately calcitic in composition. Marble usually forms from regional metamorphism associated with plate collisions.
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Chalk is a sedimentary rock, specifically, a bioclastic limestone, made of the shells of very tiny marine organisms.
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Answer It can be found almost everywhere in soil and rock, in rivers and oceans. Traces of uranium are even found in food and human tissue. However, concentrated uranium ores are found in just a few places, usually in hard rock or sandstone. Uranium deposits are found all over the world. Th…
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Presently it is not possible to show picture directly on Wikianswers. Links can be made to picture through the 'Add related links' menu it the blue box to the left of the screen.
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start The volcano is where it all starts the rock cycle always starts in the magma chamber depending on the type of rock igneous, metamorphic,and sedimentary.
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there was no radiation in the first place because the urianum was in rocks and had to be sent FAR away to be smelted. There is left over residue and radon that causes cancce. Some homes have special ventilation to remove radon but it can also be carried miles and leach into vegetation and water.
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The person who first found feldspar rocks is unknown, however, these types of rocks are commonly found in the Earth's crust and along road cuts of Ontario. Feldspar is commonly found in granite.
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The age of a sedimentary rock formation can be estimated by comparing it to radiometrically dated rock formations that contain the same fossil organisms. Geologic time categories have been identified according to the radiometric dating of fossils and the fact that they appear only in certain tim…
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The porosity is affected by the space between the particles which make up the rock, Loosely packed rocks such as sandstone will soak up water or allow it to pass through, while granite, because of its tightly intertwined mineral constituents, is non-permeable.
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Answer limestone or could be gypsum Answer: Could be chalk. Dip it in vinegar. If it fizzes, it might be a sedimentary carbonate rock like limestone or chalk. There is always a possibility it is another kind of sedimentary rock or possibly an extrusive igneous one. Testing is needed to be sur…
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primarily calcite and limestone
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Answer Yes because the molecules in salt crystals are smaller, lighter, and more soluble which means it is capable of being dissolved.
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Wavy layers in rock deposits form due to folding, which occurs under high pressure and high temperatures. The rock layers bend and create the wavy appearance. Not sure if that is what you're looking for Wavy layers can also simply be a bedform within sedimentary rocks - these are called wavy bedd…
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Glaciers are giant blocks of ice that move slowly, rivers are large volumes of water flowing in a definite course or channel.
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Large parts of Earth's continental crust is made up of metamorphic rocks. Metamorphic rocks play an important role in mountain building as they make up large portions of the mountain's crystalline core.
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Not really an answer but... Lots of things harden when heated: clay, for instance. But do they melt when cooled? Does clay? Something that melts when cooled, would be a substance whose particles would slip away off each other with lesser average kinetic energy. Something like a soup of magn…
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Quartz is used in the making of sandpaper, optics, glass, liquid filters, circuit boards, computer components, cement , mortar, and jewelry. Quartz crystals are also piezoelectric meaning when an electrical current passes through them they vibrate a small amount. Time can be measured from the vibra…
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Granite is formed from the slow cooling of high silicate magma intrusions that have risen through the crust and formed large bulbous chambers of molten material called plutons. Plutons can take millions of years to cool and crystallize into granitic rock.
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ingenious,metamorphic and sedimentary
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Answer Snow is a mineral, like diamonds or salt. The definition of a mineral is: "A mineral is a naturally occurring homogeneous solid, inorganically formed, with a definite chemical composition and an ordered atomic arrangement." Using that definition, ice is certainly a mineral; and hence …
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All persons who are born in the United States are citizens and no state can make a law which takes away or amends the rights of citizens. No one can be a Senator or Representative or hold any elected office if they have rebelled against the Union unless a two-thirds majority of Congress votes to for…
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Hard rocks form the outer layer of the Earth (the lithosphere) which includes the crust and upper mantle. Rocks of the remaining mantle are in a plastic state, able to move, bend and deform without breaking.
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Igneous rocks are formed when magma crystallizes and cools into a solid form. There are two types of igneous rocks--intrusive igneous rocks and extrusive igneous rocks. Intrusive: Intrusive igneous rocks are formed when the melted rock (magma) slowly rises toward, but does not reach the surface. As …
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Silicate and nonsilicate.
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Sediments harden to form sedimentary rock through the application of pressure. Heat may play a part, but it is the settling down of the sediment and the buildup of overburden that "crushes" the material together. After millenia in a "big squeeze" applied by zillions of tons of material that has been…
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Some of the minerals that are found in food are calcium, fluorine, iodine, iron, phosphorus, sodium and zinc. These are all the ones that were spoken about in the class I am taken, so there may be more than this, but these are the basic ones that I know about.I hope that this can solve your question…
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Barite.
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When the tension (stress) is great enough, they will fracture or deform.
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Slate and marble
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Answer A metaporphic rock is formed when a rock is put under extreame heat and preasure for many (often thousands or millions) of years. This changes it into a new type of rock. This new rock is called a Metamorphic rock.
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Answer If the magma cools on the surface of the crust, it is called extrusive igneous rock, such as pumice, basalt or rhyolite. If the magma cools inside the crust, it is called intrusive igneous rock, such as granite.
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The Birthplace is not anywhere below the Mason-Dixon line, the real birthplace is Cleveland, Ohio where the term was coined by Alan Freed in 1951. Also, the greatest rockers ever have come from Cleveland. Elvis Presley is just one musician from Memphis. That's like claiming North Carlina is the birt…
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Answer Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic
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Answer Conglomerate--cemented pebbles of sorted or non-sorted size, rounded rock fragments. Coal--black-ish, brittle rock composed of plant remains. Limestone--brown to dark grey, possibly containing fossils of marine life, strata may be evident, fizzes on contact with vinegar. Sandstone--comp…
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Not really at all. Except through erosion from rainfall. Extensive rain and flooding may also cause landslides and mudslides, dislodging rocks.
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Asteroids Minerals Asteroids are made of Rocks,Craters and other Asteroids So .... most sciientist bielieve they are remanings of planets not formed
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Enhanced: Nearly all gemstones available today have been enhanced to bring out their best color or to strengthen them. For example, an accepted industry practice in the polishing process for sapphires involves heating the stones to bring out their color. This process simply extends what nature began…
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Soda Water: Its the carbonated water which has dissolved carbon di-oxide in it which is used in beverages. Actually 'soda' is used as short for 'sodium' but soda water does not contain sodium. Mineral Water: 2 meanings. 1 - Water taken form springs which is purified and bottled or packed. T…
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The precious rock that the early Maori hunted for was Pounamu/Greenstone. Pounamu is only found in the South Island mostly around the West Coast ways. This was a very strong rock that the Maoris could use for various things. Pounamu is also called Jade. It is often used for jewellery and is highly…
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The precious rock that the early Maori hunted for was pounamu, better known as jade. The Maori used the strong rock for weapons.
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Sedimentary rocks are the result of erosion, deposition, and cementation of various types of rock and rock particles. Igneous rock is the result of solidification of molten material. Metamorphic rocks are the result of temperature and/or pressure changes in a previously existing rock type.
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There are lots of buyers of quartz. It is a popular mineral for collectors, as it is often found in bright colors and large crystals at thousands of localities around the world and fine specimens can be relatively inexpensive. It is a popular gemstone, found in many colors, and used for any lapidary…
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In geology, it is the process of change that takes place in the physical structure of a rock due to heat and/or pressure. A metamorphic rock is an igneous, sedimentary, or another metamorphic rock that has either been squeezed by incredible pressures deep underground and/or has been exposed to very …
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Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring magnesium aluminum silicate minerals that readily separate into long flexible fibers and are resistant to heat and corrosion. Asbestos is known to cause asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma and is suspected of contributing to other …
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It is defined as the ratio of its pore volume to the bulk volume.Has miniscule holes
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There are four ways that minerals can be formed: From molten rock From solution Within living cells By recrystallization. The mineral halite and some minerals form when saltwater evaporates. They also occur on or inside the earth with no input from humans.
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In the United States mineral water is defined as water containing about 250 parts per million of dissolved solids. The dissolved solids are just calcium and magnesium ions.
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Iron is a type of metal nimrod.
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Most Expensive Water Bottle The World´s Most Expensive Bottle Water is "Acqua Di Cristallo, Tributo a Modigliani" This bottle is on international auction in order to get the Guinness World Record for the Most Expensive Water Bottle, the auction start on $27,500 USD on 4 March 2010. Also has a bot…
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It's a process involving experimentation and mathematical modelling. Method #1: One way to solve for half-life is to use the following equation: t1/2 = (t ln 1/2)/(ln mf/mi)where:t1/2 = half-life t = time that has passed mf = the final or remaining mass of undecayed sample mi = the initial or origin…
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Sediment Rocks are made up of loose pieces of minerals and rocks, and often contain the remains of living things.
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