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Igneous Rocks Study Guide – GEOL 1001.4 Spring 2009 Terms to know and understand: Partial Melting Geothermal gradient Magma Viscosity Batholith Some important questions to examine: What is the source(s) of Earth’s internal heat? What are the controls on the distribution of volcanoes on Earth?
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Unformatted text preview: What are three factors that influence melting in Earth’s upper mantle? What do rock textures tell us about the environment in which an igneous rock forms? What are the “big four” igneous rocks, where do they form, and what are their primary minerals?...
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