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  • Example Of A Chemical Sedimentary Rock
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    According to Websters Dictionary, the definition of a mineral is an inorganic substance. Citrine is one of the most popular minerals. It is a variety of quartz. Citrine is a yellowish-orange mineral. Citrine is a very popular gemstone because it is very affordable and very pretty. Along with topaz, citrine is the birthstone for the month of November and the anniversary gemstone for the 17th year of marriage (web). Citrine is also considered a symbol of hope, youth, health, and fidelity (web). In...
  • Removal Of Weathered Rocks
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    Continental Margins What is weathering and erosion? Weathering is basically the breakdown and alteration of rocks and minerals at or close to the Earth's surface into products that are more in equilibrium with the conditions found in its environment. Erosion is "the removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice, or gravity" (Thomas and Turk). These two processes together help make the Earth's surface how it is today. Weathering is a process that is going on most all of the time and invol...
  • Next Type Of Non Porphyry Copper Deposit
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    Copper and Molybdenum Deposits in the United States Copper and molybdenum resources were not recognized as valuable commodities until economic needs demanded the collection and processing of these minerals in large amounts. The most expansive deposits of copper and molybdenum occur in massive low grade ores and are found in intrusive porphyry formations, although many smaller sized but higher grade ores are located in non-porphyry areas. The nation has abundant domestic copper ore reserves but b...
  • Metamorphic Rock
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    The 8 most common elements in the earth's crust are Oxygen, Silicon, Aluminum, Iron, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, & Magnesium. They compose 98.5%of the total crust. A mineral occurs naturally, is a soli, inorganic, has chemical composition and a crystalline structure. Native minerals are single elements. Compounds are 2 or more. There are more compound than native. You can identify minerals by color, streak, luster, hardness, cleavage, and fracture. Minerals form by magma erupting and forming lav...
  • Rocks Without Gold And Silver
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    Geologist The goal in mineral exploration is to find imperious meatless. It's what they call Ore. Ore is a mineral that have a lot of value. To find ore you want to identify target areas. Overtime narrow it down and pin point the ore of the minerals. The way geologists do this is first they would look at geological maps that show worth different rock types. Sometimes they use maps that people have already made. Geologist also uses geophysical maps to find out the different properties of rocks. G...
  • Igneous And Sedimentary Rocks
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    Knowledge of structure of earth is essential - Why? 1.) Earth- Structure- 1. Surface features 2. Internal structure. Changes in the Landforms and surface features of earth take place due to internal forces which operate in the interior of the earth. 2. Structure of earth- Three concentric layers A). Crust- Lithosphere, State- solid, A layer of rocks- Thickness 60 km Subdivided in two layers- a) Sial layer / continental layer b) Sima layer / Oceanic crust Sial layer Sima layer Topmost layer lies ...

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