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Asbestos was widely used as a fireproofing insulation. Why is it no longer used?
When inhaled it can embed in the lungs and cause cancer.
Calcite and aragonite minerals that constitute clamshells are examples of which method of mineral formation?
are rocks whose grains grew to interlock.
Diamonds are very hard gemstones that form
when graphite is subjected to high pressure.
Glass is not considered a mineral because
it does not have a crystal structure.
Most of the major chemical classes of minerals are defined by which chemical group that the mineral contains?
Negatively charged ion or group
Rocks in which individual mineral grains are held together by a cement are
Rocks that form at or near Earth's surface by the cementing of grains or precipitation from water are
The building block of the silicate minerals is called the
The migration of atoms or molecules through a material is called
The most abundant mineral group on Earth is the
The tendency of a mineral to break and produce smooth, curving, shell-shaped surfaces is called
What physical property of a mineral describes the shape of a cluster of many well-formed crystals that grew together as a group?
Which type(s) of rock(s) may display layering?
Sedimentary and metamorphic
________ rocks form when existing rocks are subjected to high temperatures and pressures that cause changes in mineralogy and texture but do not melt.
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