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Rock and minerals

QuestionAnswer
acid rain preipitation of relatively high acidity that is formed when airborne oxidees of sulfer and nitrogen combine with moistre in the atmosphere.
conglomerate A rock made of mineral and rock fragments
crystal A solid substance in which the particles are arranged in an orderly,repeatable pattern
crystallization The process by which crystals are formed.
cubic A crystal form characterized by three equal axes at right anglr\es to each other.
conglomerate The conversion of a substance from a liquid to a gaseous.
fossil A solid substance in which the particles are arranged in an orderly,repeatable pattern
hardness The resistance of the surface of a mineral to scraching by another substance.
hexagonal A crystal form characterized by three equal lateral axes intersected at 60 degrees and a vertical axis of varibale
igneus A type of rock formed by the cooling and crystallization of molten materials.
indigenous Occurring naturally in a particular place or region
laser light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
lava Molten rock that flows from volcanos or Earth fissures.
luster The way a mineral reflects 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 and/or pressure deep below the Earth's surface.
mineral A naturally occurring , solid, inorganic substance with a definite chemical composting and usually
Mohs scale of hardness A scale of hardness used in mineralogy.
monoclinic Noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the crystals have three unequal axes, with one oblique intersection.
nonmetallic luster Describes a mineral that is usually light colored and whose surface appears glassy, greasy, brilliant, pearly, silky, or dull.
orthorhombic Noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles; rhombic; trimetric.
petrifaction The act or process of petrifying; the state of being petrified.
piezoelectric Electricity, or electric polarity, produced by the piezoelectric effect.
property Any quality that serves to describe or define an object, material, or relationship.
rock A naturally occurring inorganic solid usually comprised of a mixture of different and other minerals
sedimentary a type of rock formed by the solidification of layers of sediments
silicon one of the most abundant elements on Earth; its electrical properties enable it to be used in electronic devices.
streak the color of the fine powder of mineral obtained by scratching or rubbing the mineral against a piece of unglazed ceramic tile
tetragonal a crystal form characterized by three axes at the right angles, of which only the two lateral layers are equal
triclinic a crystal form characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at oblique angles
weathering the discoloration or breakdown of rocks and minerals due to the action of water, the atmosphere, organisms
Created by: RStansbury