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Why do rocks have different textures?
Explanation: The faster the magma cools that smaller the crystals that are formed. Some magma from which the igneous rocks is form come from different combinations of remelted igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks and sedimentary layers. The different sources of the melted material affects the textures of the igneous rocks.
What causes rocks to be different colors?
Some rocks consist of just one type of mineral, but most rocks contain a few different types of minerals joined together. If that mineral combines with impurities or other minerals, its atomic structure can change, thereby affecting what wavelengths of light are reflected and possibly changing its color.
How do rock change the size color and texture?
When a rock is exposed to extreme heat and pressure within the Earth but does not melt, the rock becomes metamorphosed. Metamorphism may change the mineral composition and the texture of the rock. For that reason, a metamorphic rock may have a new mineral composition and/or texture.
Do rocks and minerals have the same texture?
Nearly all rocks are made of minerals. A few are made of materials that do not fit the definition of minerals. Rocks are typically identified by the minerals they contain and their textures. The texture of a rock describes the size, shape, and arrangement of mineral grains and is a reflection of how the rock formed.
Why are different types of rocks have different characteristics?
It is important that your students begin to understand that rocks are made of minerals. Different rocks have different characteristics because of their minerals, the ways in which the rocks were formed, and the processes that acted on the rocks since they were formed.
How does melted material affect the texture of igneous rocks?
The different sources of the melted material affects the textures of the igneous rocks. Also the amount of atmospheric gases and water that is mixed with the melted rock will affect the texture of the igneous rock.
How are rock properties related to hydraulic erodibility?
Rock material properties that are essential in assessing hydraulic erodibility of rock include rock type, color, particle size, texture, hardness, and strength. Seismic velocity, weathering, and secondary cavities are prop-erties related to both the rock material and mass. Rock material properties can be described in the field using
How are sedimentary rocks formed and how are they different?
Sedimentary rocks are formed from sediment, which is solid, loose pieces of rocks (in the form of sand, silt, clay, and gravel), or the remains of living things found at the surface of the Earth. Sediment is material that has been eroded and deposited by wind, running water, waves, and ice.