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Unformatted text preview: • bury sedimentary rock deep enough, high pressure that causes it to melt & change to igneous • crystalline - quartz crystal, bartype(?) • metamorphic rock - stress chemicals of sedimentary/igneous rocks changes mineral composition • igneous rocks chanes mineral composition • causes stress by increased heat & pressure (no melting) • mountains forming, etc • Importance of Rocks/Minerals • building blocks of Earth • various, modern economic uses • clues for history of Earth • learn about better management of Earth's resources • important to health (minerals) Mineral Properties Mineral Definitive Properties • made of elements or chemical compounds...
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- Fall '11
- Geology, Mineral Definitive Properties