What is Basalt? - Definition, Uses & Composition


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What type of rock is basalt?

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1. Where does basalt form?

2. Where can basalt be found?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Basalt, like all rocks, has unique qualities. To pass this quiz you will need to recall information pertaining to the formation of basalt, as well as specific properties of the stone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz asks questions regarding to basalt and its:

  • Location
  • Formation
  • Colorations
  • Crystal grains

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about rock formation in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where basalt can be found
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the physical properties of basalt

Additional Learning

To learn more about basalt, see the related lesson called What is Basalt? - Definition, Uses & Composition. This lesson provides information on basalt and its:

  • Industrial uses
  • Chemical composition
  • Extrusive nature