Chapter 13 rocks and minerals
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A solid that is naturally occurring, inorganic, and has a crystal structure, and definite chemical composition
The atoms in a crystal are arranged in an orderly, repeating pattern
is the process by which atoms form solid with an orderly, repeating pattern.
the color of a mineral's powder
The way a mineral reflects light
A mineral's ability to split easily along flat surfaces.
The way a mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way
a rock that contains a large enough concentration of a mineral making it profitable to mine
A naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter
an individual particle in a rock
Molten rock beneath the earth's surface
Magma that reaches Earth's surface
refers to the grain size and how the grains are arranged
rock fragments that have been transported to a different location.
The process that converts sediments into solid rock by compaction or cementation.
the process of pressure morphing rock beds, which may result in repetitive layering patterns
A series of processes on the surface and inside Earth that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another
Igneous rock that forms from lava on Earth's surface
Igneous rock that forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface.
the rising of regions of the earth's crust to higher elevations
Process in which sediment is laid down in new locations.
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