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Study Guide #5 - Study Questions Guide #5 (F07) GEOL 125:...

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Study Questions Guide #5 (F07) GEOL 125: Earth History Dr. Hammond What are the characteristics of a mineral? What properties can be used to identify minerals? Is the ratio of Si to O in olivine (a mineral) always the same? Is this ratio of Si to O always the same in a granite? Why? What is a rock? What criteria are used to classify rocks? Draw a diagram illustrating the Rock Cycle. How is the Rock Cycle related to tectonic movements in the earth? Where in the earth do the following rock types form? (granite, gabbro, rhyolite, basalt, limestone, evaporites, sandstone, shale, conglomerate, slate, schist, gneiss, marble). How is the texture of an igneous rock related to its cooling rate? Why do bands develop in metamorphic rocks? How can we heat a rock to cause metamorphism? How are sediments produced? What processes lead to lithification of sediments into sedimentary rocks? What factor determines the size of grains in sedimentary rocks? What determines the shape of grains (round or angular) in sedimentary
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course GEOL 125Lxg taught by Professor Hammond during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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Study Guide #5 - Study Questions Guide #5 (F07) GEOL 125:...

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