The Study Of Rocks and Minerals

By: Gavin Quirarte

Rocks and Minerals

Mineral: A solid of substance of natural resources.

Characteristics: Solid, crystal structure, forms in nature, chemical makeup.


Rocks: Solid material from parts of the surface of the earth.

Characteristics: Same element, solid, crystal structure

Gold

Gold: The chemical element In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal.

Gold is used in Jewelry, coins, medallions, and more.

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

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Aluminum

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Aluminum is used in making planes, cars, transportation, and more.

Aluminum: A chemical element with a silvery white, soft, nonmagnetic, ductile metal.

Uranium

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Uranium is used in medicine, submarines, atomic bombs, and more U.S. defensing systems.

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Manganese

Manganese is a combination of iron and many other minerals.

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Examples: Construction, machinery, and transportation

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Coal

Coal: a combustible black rock and mainly found in underground.

Rock/Mineral: Rock

Examples: paper manufacturers, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Titanium

Rock/Mineral:

Titanium: a hard silver-gray metal and it used in strong, light, corrosion-resistant alloys.

Examples: watches, kitchen sink, golf cub

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Chromite

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Chromite: chromite is a major constituent in stainless steel. It is one of the first minerals to separate from a cooling magma.

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Silver

Silver is used in railway switching gear, superconductor, solar panels, and many more.

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Definition: A shiny grayish metal.

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Zinc

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Definition: silvery-white metal that is to protect against corrosion

Examples: Washing Machines, Jewelry, metal poles.

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Copper

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Copper: A red brown wire

Examples: Penny

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Diamond

Examples: Jewelry

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

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Obsidian

Examples: Spears

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

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Gypsum

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Examples: Chalk, Wallboard

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Flourite

Rock/Mineral: Mineral

Examples: emery wheels, electric arc welders, toothpaste, and paint pigment

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Talc

Rock/mineral: Mineral

Examples: Babypowder, Corn Starch, art sculptures

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