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Unformatted text preview: Organic – constituents? Chemical – minerals? Descriptive Physical Properties Rock Name Example Organic, Fossils Fossils ‘floating’ in opaque mud fossiliferous limestone 1. Detrital Fissle; slick when wet Shale 2. Detrital Fragments show no signs of abrasions Limestone Breccia 3. Chemical Brown bands resemble tree rings Travertine 4. Chemical Cubic cleavage apparent; salty taste Rock Salt 5. Detrital Round pebbles I sandstone; looks like concrete Conglomerate...
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- Fall '10
- Rock Identification, Specimen number example, Date Derek Belton, Limestone Breccia Travertine, rings Cubic cleavage