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Rocks and Minerals Crossword

Teacher: Karis Teague
Composed of fragments, or casts of preexisting minerals and rock.
Formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava.
Process of rocks being created.
Arrange in classes or categories.
The process by which the porosity of a given form of sediment is decreased.
Consisting of thin sheets or laminae
Process which sediments soil and rocks are added to land forms or land mass
A small hard particle of a substance such as salt or sand.
A key for the identification of organisms based on a series of choices between alternative characters.
Involves ions carried in ground water chemically precipitating to form new crystalline material between sedimentary grains.
When soil and rock remove from one location to another where it it deposited.
Denoting rock that has been extruded at the earth's surface as lava
Mix of molten and solids found in the earth
Arise from transformation of existing rock types.
The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth.
A type or sedimentary rock comprising material deposited directly by precipitation from solution or colloidal .
A scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the earth
Breaking down of rocks' soil, and minerals.
A type of rock that contains sufficient minerals with important elements.
Of relating to or formed by intrusion
The feel or appearance of a surface or substance
Metamorphic rocks such as hornless marble quatzite and novaculite do not have a layers or banned appearance.
Formed by the deposition of material at the earths surface.
Obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine.
Ground or landfil
Naturally occurring substance that is solid and inorganic representable by a chemical formula.
A naturally occurring material that is broken down by the process of weathering.
Made of fossils.
Molten rock expelled by a volcano.