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Rocks and Minerals

Kaleigh Clark
A rock that forms from molten rock cooling below the surface.
A rock type that forms under heat , pressure or a chemical reaction.
Remains/traces of plants and animals from the remote past.
Igneous rock that formed outside of the Earth.
A mineral characteristic that means it breaks apart into a smooth surface.
Commonly extrusive, igneous rock made from cool lava.
Igneous rock that formed inside of the Earth.
Chalky, sedimentary rock.
Ore found in deposits of sedimentary, volcanic rocks.
A natural, inorganic, solid with a crystal structure , and a definite chemical composition.
To form crystals , usually from a cooling substance that occurs to grow larger as the water in the substance evaporates.
Rounded rocks, (pebbles and boulders) cemented together in a matrix.
The process that tightly presses sediments together.
The process in which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together.
A rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are compressed and cemented together.
A slow process that recycles rock.
The smallest particle of an element.
The process in which sediments compact together while under pressure and fluids fill the spaces between particles, crystallize and create rock by cementation.
Commonly intrusive, igneous rock made up of quartz, feldspar, mica and hornblende minerals.
Small, hard particles of stone.
Bits of sand, rock, shell and dirt.
A soft mineral that is able to leave a mark. Your pencil lead is made of this.
One of the simple substances , such as iron, gold, carbon, sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen.
Made liquid by great heat and is heated by Earths layers.
Sedimentary rock formed by evaporation of salt water or as a mineral when it forms large crystals.