Mineral hardness is a measure of _____.
Deposits of sediment at the end of rivers can form _____.
Which of the following minerals would be found abundantly in mafic rocks?
What are minerals?
When tectonic plates are moving away from each other or spreading, what type of mountains are formed?
What type of sedimentary rock forms from sediment produced from shells or other skeletal remains of ocean-living organisms?
What are the two main types of gold mining?
Which of the following is NOT an influencing factor that transforms pre-existing rocks into metamorphic rocks?
If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?
Choose the answer that best completes the statement:
Minerals must be naturally formed, have a crystalline structure, have a unique chemical composition and _____.
Mudslides, landslides, and creeps are examples of _____.
Which of the following light-colored rocks contain a lot of feldspar and quartz?
Which of the following are good sources of minerals?
As tectonic plates move, they may have vertical motion causing mountains and other geologic features to form on the landscape, this action is known as?
Which of these statements about sedimentary rocks is FALSE?
_____ is the process of dragging huge buckets on the bottom of a river to gather gravel and rocks.
Which metamorphic process results in the chemical composition of a rock changing due to fluids and heat?
If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?
Color is not always useful for identifying minerals because _____.
The process of sediment building up in a particular area is called _____.
Which of the following rocks contain mainly magnesium and iron, with very little silica?
What are some of the functions of minerals?
The granite formations known as El Capitan and Half Dome were formed by what geologic process?
The process by which loose sediment is transformed into solid rock is called
Gold mining is the process of _____.
Which metamorphic process results in the formation of new minerals?
What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?
Diamonds are ranked at _____ on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means they are _____.
Sand dunes are the result of large amounts of sand moved by _____ over time.
The texture of igneous rocks will depend greatly on:
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