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Types of rock


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To aid in the teaching of different rock types in Ireland.

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Types of rock

  1. 1. Types of Rock
  2. 2. Limestone Fossils Soft rock - rain wears it away! Grey shades
  3. 3. Marble Shiny Veined White, red, green, black Decorative. Why?
  4. 4. Granite Pink & grey Sparkles in light Hard wearing in building materials
  5. 5. Quiz • What rock type would you use in something you wanted to last a long time? • What material would you use to create a statue for a museum? • What rock often has holes in it? • What rock is often used in buildings? Why? • What rock is made when sand, clay and dead sea life are pressed together for years? • What material is most shiny?