1. What can the mineral composition of a metamorphic rock tell you about the rock?
Explain your answer.
2. What happens during metamorphism that results in the formation of new minerals?
3. If a rock is deep in the Earth, is it subjected
Experiment 2: Sedimentary Rock Identification
Sedimentary rocks can be classified as clastic, chemical, or biogenic. Among these, individual
rocks are distinguished by their grain size, mineral composition, fracture, and hardness. In
this activity, you wi
Experiment 2: Evaluating Specific Gravity
Besides origin above or below ground, igneous rocks are classified on their texture, color, and
mineral components. Rocks often dont have clear-cut properties and classification
boundaries. Carefully examine speci
Experiment 1: Speleology: Understanding Cave Formation
Caves are found all over the world and contribute to a variety of biological and environmental
phenomena. Caves are comprised of a variety of substances, but often contain limestone. In
Physical Geology Exam 1 Review
1. Charles Lyell?
He wrote the principles of Geology: being an attempt to explain the
former changes of the Earth surface, by references to causes now
2. The two methods by which Geologists tell, describe or co
chodey final final review
What is a glacier? Thick ice mass formed over hundreds or thousands of years. Accumulates
What are the different types of glaciers? Valley(alpine glacier): small and move slowly.
Continental (Ice Sheets): much la