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Gabbro: Uses & Facts

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What type of rock is gabbro?

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1. How are gabbros classified based on how they form?

2. How are gabbros classified based on their mineral content?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to detail the classification of gabbro and how it's used as building material. The questions assess your ability to understand its unique make-up and the geological reasons behind its valuable traits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be quizzed over details regarding gabbro, including:

  • Classification based on how it is formed
  • The type of rock it is
  • Classification of mineral content
  • Uses of this rock

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the cooling process of rock and apply it to the classification of gabbro
  • Information recall - access new information you learned regarding minerals contained in gabbro
  • Knowledge application - use knowledge to answer questions about rock formation

Additional Learning

To learn more about gabbro and its uses, you can look over the accompanying lesson titled Gabbro: Uses & Facts. The objectives of this lesson include:

  • Understanding gabbro's durability
  • Defining the type of rock gabbro is and where it is found
  • Identifying the minerals extracted from gabbro
  • Recognizing this rock's economic value
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