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Geology
Study of rocks and minerals
Igneous
Type of rock made by weathering
Sedimentary
Type of rock made by weathering
Igneous
Type of rock made by cooling magma.
Metamorphic
Type of rock made by heat and pressure.
Mineral
Non-living substance found in nature that all things are made of.
Crystal
Solid, with flat surfaces that meet at sharp angels. Most minerals are made of crystals.
Metal
Shiny mineral that conducts heat and electricity.
Energy Producing
Minerals used to produce energy. Such as coal and heat.
Erosion
Wearing away rock and soil by wind and water.
Erosion
Wearing away rock and soil by wind and water.
Weathering
Breaking up of rocks by water, wind and temperature changes.
Heterogenous
Made of more than one mineral--different sources.
Homogeneous
Made of one mineral--same source.
Mining
A process of digging into the earth's surface to find rocks and minerals.
Metallic
Shiny mineral (Gold, Silver, Copper)
Non-metallic
Mineral that is not shiny such as Halite (salt).
Porous
Full of tiny holes
Dense
Thick or very close together.