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2010-09-27 16:42:50



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  1. Mineral
    • A natural accuring inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and
    • definite chemical composition.

    • Solid crystal structure that is
    • inorganic
  2. Inorganic
    Not formed from living or the remains of living things

    • Solid not
    • made from living things
  3. Crystals
    • A solid in which the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats
    • again and again

    Atoms arranged in a solid
  4. Ore
    Rock that contains a mental or other economically useful mineral

    A rock that has metal
  5. Alloy
    • A solid mixture of two or more elements, at least one of them which is
    • metal

    Elements in a rock
  6. Igneous Rock
    • A type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or
    • below the surface

    A rock thats made in mantle
  7. Metamorphic Rock
    • A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by
    • heat, pressure, or chemical reaction

    A rock made from another
  8. Sedimentary Rock
    A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together

    Rocks put together over time
  9. Weathering
    Breakdown of Earth's rocks, soils, and minerals

    Minerals wearing away
  10. Erosion
    Erosion is the process of weathering and transport of solids in the natural environment or their source and deposits them elsewhere

    Something breaking down the enviroment
  11. Deposition
    The process by which material is added to a landform or land mass.

    Materials into landforms
  12. Sediment
    • Sediment is naturally-occurring material that is broken down by
    • processes of weathering and erosion

    land mass that is being broken
  13. Magma
    Magma is a mixture of molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth

    Hot material under the Earth