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Grand Canyon

learn about the rocks and vocab in the grand canyon
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limestone
a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
sandstone
a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
CaCO3
limestone calcite
what family of chemicals is calcite part of?
calcite is part of a family called carbonate
carbonate
CO3 2
Elavation
Vertical distance above sea level
Mountain
High up lifted area with steep slopes
Plateau
A nearly level area that has been up lifted
Layer
Flat deposits of rock that extend over large areas
Correlate
To find a relationship or connection
Erosion
The removal and transportation of loose material
Formation
Rock layer composed of more than one kind of rock
Differential Erosion
Mountains or platueas that are made by softer and stronger rocks.The weaker rocks wear away leaving the stronger parts of the rocks in one place.
Rock Column
A tool that geologist use to compare layers of rocks at different places.