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The Earth Crust 10km to 100km thick Mantle Extends almost halfway to centre Solid properties but flows Core Just over half the Earth’s radius Liquid outer core Solid inner core The average density of the Earth is much greater than the density of the rocks that form the crust. This means that the interior of the Earth is made from different and denser materials than the crust
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The Rock Cycle Sedimentary rocks Layers Ripples Fossils
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Unformatted text preview: Metamorphic rocks Formed by high pressure & temperature Evidence of mountain building processes Associated with Earth movements Igneous rocks Have been molten Crystals Intrusive – big crystals Extrusive – small crystals The Crust Sedimentary rocks in layers Younger rocks usually on top of older rocks Young Old Sedimentary rocks are also found: Tilted Folded Fractured Upside down This shows that the Earth’s crust is unstable and has been subjected to very large forces...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course CHEM 210 taught by Professor Wilson during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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