GEOL 102 quiz 2 study guide

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GEOL 102 quiz 2 study guide Please know the properties or attributes are used to define a mineral. Cleavage (lol): cleavage planes: are planes of weakness in a mineral structure. If force is applied to a mineral, it will break along a cleavage plane and hardness (lol): hardness refers to the capacity of a mineral to resist abrasion Know what the 2 most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust are. Silica and oxygen What conditions of temperature and pressure do blueschist facies indicate? High pressure, low temperature It is at a subduction zone Where do blueschist facies rocks form? High pressure, low temperature What is an index mineral? determine the degree of metamorphism a rock has experienced. Depending on the original composition of and the pressure and temperature experienced by the protolith (parent rock), chemical reactions between minerals in the solid state produce new minerals. When an index mineral is found in a metamorphosed rock, it indicates the
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