Rocks And Minerals Test Review

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  • 1. 
    Sedimentary rock-forming process in which sediment grains are held together by natural cements that are produced when water moves through rock and soil
  • 2. 
    • loose materials, such as rock fragments, mineral grains, and the remains of once-living plants and animals, that have been moved by wind, water, ice, or gravity
  • 3. 
    Process that forms sedimentary rocks when layers of sediments are compressed by the weight of layers above them
  • 4. 
    Two types of metamorphic rock
  • 5. 
    Describes metamorphic rock whose mineral grains line up in parallel layers
  • 6. 
    Describes metamorphic rock whose mineral grains grow and rearrange but generally do not form layers
  • 7. 
    Three types of Sedimentary rock
  • 8. 
    How are sedimentary rocks are formed?
  • 9. 
    The three ways that metamorphic rock forms
  • 10. 
    Molten rock that flows from volcanoes onto Earth's surface
  • 11. 
    Hot, melted rock beneath Earth’s surface
  • 12. 
    ________   ______ based on how fast or slow magma or lava cools
  • 13. 
    Crystal size when magma or lava cools quickly
  • 14. 
    Crystal size when magma or lava cools slowly
  • 15. 
    Crystal size when magma cools super fast
  • 16. 
    Properties used to identify minerals
  • 17. 
    How hard a mineral is
  • 18. 
    describes the way a mineral reflects light from its surface: can be metallic or nonmetallic
  • 19. 
    ratio of a mineral’s weight compared with the weight of an equal volume of water
  • 20. 
    Color of a mineral when it is in powdered form
  • 21. 
    physical property of some minerals that causes them to break with uneven, rough, or jagged surfaces
  • 22. 
    Physical property of some minerals that causes them to break along smooth, flat surfaces
  • 23. 
    what color the mineral is
  • 24. 
    What the mineral looks like
  • 25. 
    Purpose of the mohs hardness scale
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