By Kenneth R Lang
Presents a complete, widely-used connection with the elemental formulae hired in astronomy, astrophysics and basic physics. quantity set. DLC: Astrophysics--Formuale.
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Hardness—specific gravity 6. ore—mineral 7. crystal—luster 8. mineral—silicate 9. gem—crystal 10. streak—specific gravity Choose the word or phrase that best answers the question. 14. Examine the photo of quartz above. In what way does quartz break? A) cleavage C) luster B) fracture D) flat planes 15. Which of the following must crystalline solids have? A) carbonates B) cubic structures C) orderly arrangement of atoms D) cleavage 11. Which is a characteristic of a mineral? A) It can be a liquid.
22 ◆ F CHAPTER 1 Minerals (l)Francis G. Mayer/CORBIS, (r)Smithsonian Institution spectacular and have played an important role in history. For example, the Cullinan diamond, found in South Africa in 1905, was the largest uncut diamond ever discovered. 75 carats (about 621 g). The Cullinan diamond was cut into 9 main stones and 96 smaller ones. The largest of these is called the Cullinan 1 or Great Star of Africa. 20 carats (about 106 g), and it is now part of the British monarchy’s crown jewels, shown in Figure 13A.
Like your lunch, rocks can be affected by changes in temperature and pressure. Metamorphic Rocks Rocks that have changed because of changes in temperature and pressure or the presence of hot, watery fluids are called metamorphic rocks. Changes that occur can be in the form of the rock, shown in Figure 7, the composition of the rock, or both. Metamorphic rocks can form from igneous, sedimentary, or other metamorphic rocks. What Earth processes can change these rocks? ■ ■ Describe the conditions in Earth that cause metamorphic rocks to form.