Planet Earth 1 - Planet Earth -James Hutton -Father of...

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Planet Earth -James Hutton -Father of Geology -Involved in the Scottish enlightenment Charles Liell -wrote his own principles of geology Charles Darwin -influenced by Liell -Natural Selection w/ modifications -origin of species (1854) Big Bang -made helium and hydrogen -iron and nickel are made in star interiors -anything heavier than iron and nickel are made in supernovas -nucleosynthesis: no boron, lithium, beryllium Chapter 5 Mineralogist: one who specializes in the study of minerals Mineralogy: the study of minerals Mineral: naturally occurring solid, formed by geologic processes that has a crystalline structure and a definable chemical composition, and in general is organic Biogenic Minerals: similar to minerals but a byproduct of living organisms Crystal Lattice: the orderly framework within which the atoms or ions of a mineral are fixed Crystal: a single, continuous piece of a crystalline solid bounded by flat surfaces (crystal faces) that naturally grew as the mineral formed Polymorphs: two different minerals that have the same composition but have different
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course GEOLOGY 460:103 taught by Professor Feigenson during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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Planet Earth 1 - Planet Earth -James Hutton -Father of...

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