Minerals, Rocks, and Sediment

Monday, May 8th

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Sediment

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Rocks

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Minerals

What are rocks, minerals, and elements? How are they connected? http://ratw.asu.edu/aboutrocks_whatarerocks.html

The Basic “Stuff” of Minerals and Rocks from http://www.ontariogeoscience.net/keyconceptitems/rocksandminerals.html

  • At the base of all minerals and rocks are the earth’s elements.
    • Elements are fundamental forms of matter which cannot be broken down into simpler substances by ordinary chemical processes. That’s why elements are considered the building blocks of our earth.
    • Only about ten elements are very abundant and these combine to form about 99 percent of the solid matter of the Earth.
    • The most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust, in order of weight percent are oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, hydrogen, titanium, and all other elements.

More Information

THE DIFFERENCE- ROCKs/ MINERALS COMPARISONS

 

 

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