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1 GY 112L: Earth History GY 112L: Earth History Lab Lecture 1: Rock “Review” UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Today’s Agenda 1. Rocks 2. The rock cycle 3. Sedimentary rocks and rock suites (Web Lecture 2) Rocks Rocks are naturally occurring solids containing one or more minerals. They come in many, many, many different “flavors” e.g., Granite Rocks e.g., sandstone Rocks are naturally occurring solids containing one or more minerals. They come in many, many, many different “flavors” Rocks Rocks are naturally occurring solids containing one or more minerals. They come in many, many, many different “flavors” e.g., gneiss Rocks We recognize 3 major rock groups: 1) Igneous (“born of fire”); originally molten
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2 Rocks We recognize 3 major rock groups: 1) Igneous (“born of fire”); originally molten 2) Sedimentary ; originally particulate material or produced from precipitation out of water Rocks We recognize 3 major rock groups: 1) Igneous (“born of fire”); originally molten 2) Sedimentary; originally particulate material or produced from precipitation out of water 3) Metamorphic ; pre-existing rocks modified by pressure or temperature The Rock Cycle
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course GLY 112 taught by Professor Haywick during the Spring '12 term at S. Alabama.

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