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Unformatted text preview: (3pts): Lau Basin Aleutian Islands Back-arc basin Taiwan Accretionary prism Washington Olympic Peninsula Volcanic arc Mariana Trough Andes Mountains 3: 8 pts a) What is a mineral? (1 pt) b) Briefly describe the 8 physical properties used to distinguish different minerals. (4 pts) c) Name the 7 major mineral classes. (2 pts) d) What is the most common mineral class on Earth? (1 pt) 4: 3 pts a) Name the three classes of rock. Which are formed at mid-ocean ridges? (1 pt) b) What are four ways a geologist might identify the classification of a rock in the field? (1 pt) c) What are the conditions for forming a metamorphic rock? (1 pt)...
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- Spring '08