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Rocks & Minerals Notes: Pages 4 - 11. ©Mark Place, 2009-2010 www.LearnEarthScience.com. Rocks. Poly-mineralic. Mono-mineralic. made of two or more minerals. made of one mineral. Most Rocks Are. Poly-mineralic. Three Classifications of Rocks are:. igneous. sedimentary.

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rocks minerals notes pages 4 11

Rocks & MineralsNotes: Pages 4 - 11

©Mark Place, 2009-2010

www.LearnEarthScience.com

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Poly-mineralic

Mono-mineralic

made of

two or more

minerals

made of

one mineral

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Most Rocks Are

Poly-mineralic

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Three Classifications

of Rocks are:

igneous

sedimentary

metamorphic

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Sedimentary Rocks

Key Concept #1

Most sedimentary rocks are made of pieces

( clasts )

of other rocks.

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Image #1

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Key Concept #2

Name two processes that

form sedimentary rocks

Compaction

Cementation

clasts held

together by

minerals

(cement)

the weight of

overlying sediments

forces particles

together

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Key Concept #3

In what type of environment are most

sedimentary rocks formed?

watery

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Key Concept #4

Key Identifying Features of

Sedimentary Rocks

Strata

Clear Layering of Sediments

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Image #1

Image #2

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Key Concept #4

Key Identifying Features of

Sedimentary Rocks

Clasts

pieces of other rocks

Image #2

Image #1

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Key Concept #4

Key Identifying Features of

Sedimentary Rocks

Fossils

the remains of once-living organisms

Image #3

Image #1

Image #4

Image #2

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The Answers (Page 5):1. Limestone 2. Breccia 3. Limestone4. Coal5. Rock Gypsum

Stop and complete

the Sedimentary

Rock Lab

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