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jewelry, coins, metal objects, plaster, electric wire, and construction materials
a rock that is made when pieces of sand, bits of rock and soil, and the remains of dead organisms come together and get hard
a rock that forms when melted, or molten, rock from deep in Earth cools and gets hard
rock that is made when old rocks are changed by heat or pressure under Earth’s surface
Weathering breaks down igneous rocks. These sediments can be compacted and cemented to form this type of rock.
Heat and pressure may melt a metamorphic rock, forming magma. When the magma cools and hardens, this type of rock is formed.
in order to determine what kind of mineral a sample is, you must rub it against this object and observe the color of the powder left behind
the same mineral can be a variety of these, so scientists use other properties to identify a mineral
a nonliving solid material that has a definite chemical makeup and is found in Earth’s outermost layer