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rocks and mineral

Acid Rain Precipation of relatively high acidity that is formed when airborne oxides of sulfur and nitrogen combine with moisture in the atmosphere
Conglomerte A rock made of mineral and rock fragments.
Crystal A solid substance i which the particles are arranged in an orderly,repeatable pattern
Crystallization The process by which crystals are formed
Cubic A crystal form characterized bt three equal axes at right angles to each other
Evaporation The converison of a substance from a liquid to a gaseous state
Fossil The remains, impressions, or other remains of living things preserved in rock
Hardness The resitance of the surface of a mineral to scratching by another substance
Hexagonal A crystal form characterized bt three equallareral axes intersected at 60 degrees and a vertical axis of variable length at right angles
Igneous a type of rock formed by the cooling and crystallization of molten materials
Indigenous Occuring naturally in a particular place or region
Laser Light amplification by stimmulated emision of Radition
Lava Molten rock that from volcanos or earths fissures
Luster The way a mineral reflecs light
Magma The hot, liquid rock within the earths crust
Metallic Luster Describes a mineral that is usually dark in color,is always opaque,even on its thin edges,and shines like polished metal
Metamorphic A type of rock formed when igneous,sedimentary or even other metamorphic rocks are subjected to extreme heat or pressure deep below the earths surface
Mineral A naturally , occuring,solid, inorganic,substance with a define chemical composition and usually crystalline in form
Mohs scale of hardness A scale that ranks the hardness of minerals relative to the hardness of other minerals.
Monoclinic A crystal characterized by three unequal axes withone oblique intersection
Nonmetallic Luster Describes a mineral that is usually light colored and whose surface appears glassy, greasy,brilliant, silky, pearly. or dull
Orthohombic A crystal form charecterized by three unequal axes right angeled to each other
petrifacation The process of petrifying or becominga fossil(also known as petrafication)
piezoeletric A typeof electricity generated by applying pressure to a crystalline substance such as quartz
Property Any qualty that serves to describe or define a object material, or relationship.
Rock A naturally occuring inorganic solid usually compressed with a mixture of different minerals and, materials
Sedimentary A type of rock formed by the solidifacation of sediment layers
Silicon One of the most ebundunant elements on earth;its electricalproperties are able to be used in electric devices.
Streak The color of the fine powder of a mineral obtained by scratching or rubbing the piece on a unglazed ceramic tile.
Tetragonal A crystal form characterized by three axes at right angles,of which only twolateral angles are equal.
Triclinic A crystal form characterized by three unequal axes intersected at oblique angles.
Weathering The discoloration or break down of rocks and minerals due to the action of water the atmoshere, and organisms.
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