Rocks and Minerals
Dorling Kindersley, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
Packed with information in a compact format, this handy and quick reference is perfect for kids on the go. Each book is researched, written and checked by experts on the subject of rocks and minerals. Full-color photos.
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Amphibole atoms Barite basalt beneath the Earth's blue breccia calcite carving Cassiterite chemical clasts cleavage coal collecting color common mineral Conglomerate cools copper Corundum deposited develop diamond Earth's crust Earth's surface eroded example existing rock facts feldspar Fluorite fossils fragments gabbro galena garnet Gemstone Geologists Glassy luster Gneiss granite Graphite green Gypsum habit halite heat and pressure Hematite igneous rock Jadeite known large crystals lava layers Lazurite limestone Magnetite Malachite marble material mercury Metallic luster metamorphic rock Rock metamorphic rocks mica mineral mineral hardness mineral veins Mohs Museum of Natural Native Natural History Nephrite obsidian occurs olivine Opaque Platinum pluton precious Pyrite Pyroxene quartz Rock that forms rocks and minerals rocks form Ruby sample sandstone scratch minerals sediment sedimentary rock Rock sedimentary rocks silver slate specimen Sphalerite Sulfur Sylvite Symbol Name tourmaline Transparent to translucent Turquoise usually variety of beryl volcanic White streak