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A naturally-occurring inorganic solid that has crystal structure and a definite chemical composition.
any substance that contains only one atom and cannot be broken down into a simpler substances
A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together
A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure (weight), or chemical reactions
the process by which bonds between atoms in minerals break and re-form in new ways during metamorphism.
is the set of natural processes by which rocks from, change, break down and re-form. The rock cycle never stops - rocks always change.
The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface caused by water, ice, and wind..
process by which rock is split or broken into smaller pieces like one rock crushing another, without changing its chemical composition
A map representing the rock formations, hazards and resources exposed at Earth's surface
4 characteristics of a mineral
Forms in nature, solid, definite chemical composition, crystal structure
includes all the processes by which the earths mountains are worn down and then built up again.
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