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Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Earth’s Crust
Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals
With a partner,
examine the rock
(granite) that you
were given at the
start of class.
How many differen...
Rocks
Rock – a natural
material made
up of 2 or more
minerals
e.g. – granite or
conglomerate
Minerals
Mineral – a pure,
naturally occurring,
non living, solid
e.g. – mica, quartz,
hornblende,
feldspar
Minerals are made
of elements or
mixtures of
elements
Elements - pure
substances – gold,
silver, copper,
zinc, etc.
(e.g. ...
There are over
3000 different
kinds of minerals
(and each one has
its own unique set
of properties).
We can use these
diff...
There are over
3000 different
kinds of minerals
(and each one has
its own unique set
of properties).
We can use these
diff...
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  1. 1. Thursday, January 29, 2015 The Earth’s Crust Rocks and Minerals
  2. 2. Rocks and Minerals With a partner, examine the rock (granite) that you were given at the start of class. How many different colours can you see? List the different colours you see.
  3. 3. Rocks Rock – a natural material made up of 2 or more minerals e.g. – granite or conglomerate
  4. 4. Minerals Mineral – a pure, naturally occurring, non living, solid e.g. – mica, quartz, hornblende, feldspar
  5. 5. Minerals are made of elements or mixtures of elements Elements - pure substances – gold, silver, copper, zinc, etc. (e.g. quartz is a mixture of silicon and oxygen)
  6. 6. There are over 3000 different kinds of minerals (and each one has its own unique set of properties). We can use these differences to help identify them.
  7. 7. There are over 3000 different kinds of minerals (and each one has its own unique set of properties). We can use these differences to help identify them.
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