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Step 10 AP 2 Vocab

Vocab

TermDefinition
Cleavage A splitting of certain rocks or minerals
Crystal structure The base of a crystal's formation
Crystallization The formation of crystals
Fracture The obstruction of a hard object
Luster The way how light is reflected in the surface of minerals
Mineral A naturally occurring solid
Ore A naturally occurring solid in which metal or other precious minerals that can be extracted
Mineral properties Properties that a mineral has that make it a mineral like being a solid
Streak The color that a mineral has in it's powder form
Foliation The process of being split into thin sheets
Grain A crystal inside a polycrystalline
Lava A hot, molten rock that emerges when a volcano erupts
Lithification The process of converting a material into stone
Magma A hot liquid located commonly inside an active volcano
Rock A solid mineral that is making up most of the geosphere
Sediment Anything that has settled to the bottom of a body of water
Texture The way an object feels
Deposition The process in which a substance is added to a landform or landmass
Extrusive rock Any rock that is created by magma and has been cooled quickly, above the earth's surface
Intrusive rock Any rock that has been created by magma and has been cooled slowly, beneath the Earth's surface
Metamorphism The transformation of a rock
Rock cycle The cycle in which a rock is formed into a sedimentary, metamorphic, or an igneous rock
Uplift The process in which land is being raised
Created by: Rhuynh