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By Edward J. Tarbuck

Designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgen's Earth technology and Foundations of Earth technological know-how , this guide can be utilized for any Earth technological know-how lab direction, along with any textual content. The 8th version minimizes the necessity for school guide within the lab, releasing teachers to have interaction at once with scholars. commonly praised for its concise insurance and dynamic illustrations through Dennis Tasa, the textual content comprises twenty-three step by step workouts that make stronger significant issues in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

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For example, rocks composed of the mineral calcite fizz when a drop of dilute hydrochloric acid (HCl) is applied, and rocks composed of the mineral quartz are hard and will easily scratch glass. 1 Rock Groups and the Rock Cycle 1. 3. 3 Rock cycle diagram. 3. The terms intrusive and extrusive are used to describe which one of the three rock groups? 4. In your own words, write a definition of rock texture. © 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. 2. What is magma? How does magma differ from lava? Exercise Two / Rocks and the Rock Cycleâ•… 29 5.

15 for each rock. 14) to identify each specimen. 15╇ Sedimentary rock chart. Sedimentary rocks are extremely important in the study of Earth history. The texture and mineral composition of sedimentary rocks often suggest something about the location (environment) where the sediment accumulated. For example, rock salt forms in warm, shallow seas, where the loss of water by evaporation exceeds the annual rainfall. In addition, fossils and sedimentary structures provide important clues about a rock’s history.

1ϫ D. 2ϫ E. 1ϫ F. 2ϫ G. 2ϫ H. 2ϫ 1. Which sample(s) (A–H) exhibit a porphyritic texture? 2. Of the sample(s) you listed in Question 1, what terms are used to describe the larger crystals and the surrounding smaller crystals? Label the larger and smaller crystals on the photo(s). Larger crystals:╇ Smaller crystals:╇ © 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. 9╇ Identifying igneous textures. Exercise Two / Rocks and the Rock Cycleâ•… 31 3. Which sample(s) exhibit(s) a coarse-grained texture? 4. Complete the description of the environment in which a coarse-grained igneous rock forms by choosing the appropriate terms: (1.

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