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Rocks and Minerals
Minerals - Building Blocks of Rocks

Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals


Minerals - Building Blocks of Rocks
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.41

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cassiterite, fluorite, geologist, occur, luster, hardness, mantle, calcite, man-made, talc, naturally, scientist, quartz, crust, radio, form


Minerals - Building Blocks of Rocks
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Minerals occur naturally - they are not man-made. They grow, but they do not have life. A mineral is a naturally occurring inorganic element or compound. Inorganic, as a general rule, means that a substance does not contain carbon. Each kind of mineral has a special color, crystal shape, luster, hardness, and even its own way of splitting or breaking apart. A geologist - a scientist who studies the Earth and its rocks - will study all those things to determine what type of mineral he or she has found.
 
2     People do not make minerals. They are formed within the Earth's mantle, within the Earth's crust, or on the surface of the Earth. Extreme heat and pressure form minerals and rocks. .....
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