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A naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure. Mineral
A ranking of minerals from softest to hardest using Moh's scale. Hardness
A type of rock formed when magma freezes (solidifies) Igneous
A type of rock formed from sediments or small pieces of rock or minerals sedimentary
A type of rock which changes other rock types with heat and pressure metamorphic
Mineral grains align into bands or layers, has a striped appearance foliated
Mineral grains do not align in bands or layers Non-Foliated
When lava cools outside the earth's surface extrusive
When magma cools inside the earth's surface intrusive
When magma cools inside the earth's surface Intrusive
A light colored igneous rock felsic
How the mineral reflects light from its surface. Terms used to describe a mineral include earthy, waxy, pearly shiny and glassy Luster
A dark colored igneous rock mafic
Fragments of rock which are cemented together clastic
The repeating pattern of a mineral's particles Crystal Form
An igneous rock that cooled slowly producing large/visible crystals course grained
Fragments of rock which are cemented together Clastic
Made of remains of plants and animals organic sedimentary
Minerals crystallize out of a solution (water) to become rock chemical sedimentary
The repeating pattern of a mineral's particles Crystal Form

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Crossword Puzzle for Rocks and Minerals

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the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans. rock
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the stratification or layering of rocks or other geological materials. bedding
hot fluid or semifluid material below or within the earth's crust magma
hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this. lava
igneous rocks that form from crystallized magma beneath the earth's surface intrusive
igneous rocks formed on the surface extrusive
occurs when only a portion of a solid is melted partialmelting
formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava igneousrock
Veins of extremely large-grained minerals pegmatites
large, well-formed crystals surrounded by fine-grained crystals of the same or different minerals Porphyritic
size, shape, and distribution of crystals or grains that make up a rock  texture
when mineral growth cements sediment grains together into rock Cementation
chemical sedimentary rocks that form as a result of crystal grains precipitating out of a supersaturated body of water evaporite
a subsurface area of rock that has enough porosity to allow for the accumulation of oil, natural gas, or water Reservoir
the percentage of open spaces between grains in a rock Porosity
sediments having particles ranging in size from boulders to microscopic particles, which often have worn surfaces and rounded corners. Clastic
a naturally occurring solid material from which a metal or valuable mineral can be profitably extracted. ore

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Rock Cycle Crossword

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Rocks formed by extreme heat and pressure Metamorphic
Rocks formed by the cooling of magma Igneous
Rocks formed by weathering, layering, and compaction Sedimentary
This molten material cools inside a volcano Magma
This igneous rock that cools slowly has large crystals and coarse grains Intrusive
This igneous rock that cools quickly has small crystals and fine grains Extrusive
This material cools on the exterior of a volcano Lava
A mixture of minerals forms this Rock
The Latin word meaning "igneous" Fire
Sedimentary rocks often have layers that contain this Fossils
A specific type of sedimentary rock Sandstone
A specific type of metamorphic rock Quartzite
A specific type of igneous rock Granite

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Rock Crossword Puzzle

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All rocks form under the_______. crust
Rocks that are formed by lava or magma are called_______. Igneous
Sedimentary rocks have lots of_________. Layers
All rocks have two or more________. minerals
Igneous rocks that are formed underground are made from________. magma
What type of sedimentary rock forms under water? limestone
What rock is made from sand layers are pushed together? sandstone
What helps make metamorphic rock other than soil? heat
What igneous rock is great for climbing? granite
What rock is made when rocks squeeze together by heat and other rocks? Metamorphic
Igneous rocks that cool on the outside of the earth are called________. extrusive
Igneous rocks that cool inside the earth are called_________. intrusive
What Igneous rock has lots of holes in it? pumice
What sedimentary rock is held together by different types of rock? conglomerate
What igneous rock has no crystals, is smooth, and is smooth? Obsidian
Metamorphic rocks that are made of thin layers of minerals are called_______. slate
What metamorphic rock is made of minerals pressed together? gneiss
Extrusive rocks are made by what substance? lava
Rocks made from lava or magma are________ rocks. Igneous
Rocks are turned into sand by ocean_______. waves

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Rocks and Minerals Crossword

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Types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the earth surface. sedimentary
sedimentary rocks being exposed to extreme weather. Metamophic
Rocks formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava. Igneous
Hot fluid or semi fluid material below or within the earth's crust. Magma
Hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano lava
Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid sediment
The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth Rock
A solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence Mineral
The change of minerals or geologic texture in pre-existing rocks. metamorphism
The continuous physical force exerted on or against an object Pressure
A hard sedimentary rock, composed mainly of calcium limestone
Sedimentary rock consisting of sand or quartz grains cemented together Sandstone
A hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is made Stone
A metamorphic rock with a banded or foliated structure Gneiss
A very hard, granular, crystalline, igneous rock consisting mainly of quartz. Granite
A hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz. Quartzite
An aluminosilicate mineral typically occurring as fibrous masses. Sillimanite
A hard crystalline metamorphic form of limestone, typically white. Marble
A various colored or transparent mineral. Micas
A class of rock-forming silicate or aluminosilicate minerals. Amphibole

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Rock cycle Crossword

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What is formed by deposition Sedimentary
What is a inorganic substance Mineral
What is from magma or lave Igneous
What is called the process of rocks Rockcycle
What is a solid mineral material that to form on the surface of earth Rock
The process of eroding by wind Erosion
What is a rock that transform by heat or pressure Metamorphic
What are the metamorphic process Heat
Different type of sedimentary rocks Limestone
What cause a igneous rock Cooling
What is called when magma reached earth surface and turned in a rock surface Extrusive
What wears away and change things Weathering
What is another metamorphic process Pressure
What are intrusive igneous rocks Basalt
What breaks down things Deposition
When rocks are stick together what is that called Compacting

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ROCK CYCLE Crossword

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Which type of sedimentary rock consists of fragments of preexisting rocks that are compacted and cemented together? CLASTIC
What is a mix of large and small sizes of particles? Coglomerate
What are rocks that are heated, buried, and use water for cooling? Metamorphic
Which type of pressure is the same pressure from all directions? CONFINING
Which type of pressure is unequal pressure from different directions? DIRECTED
What becomes more distinct with increased temperature and pressure? FOLIATION
What is a process that describes the formation, breakdown, and reformation of a rock? Rock Cycle
Whci rock is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava? IGNEOUS
How is metamorphic rock formed? HEAT AND PRESSURE
What is the process by which the surface of the Earth gets worn down? EROSION

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Rocks and minerals Crossword

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Rocks are exposed to extreme temperature and pressure Metamorphic
When magma or lava cools and crystallizes Igneous
Rocks are broken down into smaller pieces or dissolved in water as rocks erode Sedimentary
Measure of the resistance of a mineral to scratching Hardness
Any natural occurring , generally composed of minerals Rock
Color of a mineral when it is crushed to a powder Streak
How a mineral breaks into flat surfaces Cleavage
The way light interacts with a rock, or mineral Luster
the quality of an object or substance with the way light reflects the object color
how the object feels texture
the amount of heat pressed on an object temperature
hot liquid material below or within the earths wich lava is made magma
freely moving atoms arranged in patterns cool down cooling
sand or quartz grains cemented together sandstone
rocks cool _ _ _ _ beneath the earths surface slow
hard white mineral quartz
series of events where rocks can form from another type to another over time rock cycle
the process where rocks are worn down by wind or water creating sediment weathering
hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano lava
the upper layer where plants grow soil

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Rock Cycle Crossword

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An Igneous rock turns into Sediments
become less hot cooling
The rock cycle _______ in a circle Rotates
Metamorphic ______. Rock
When a Volcano _______ Igneous rocks come out. Erupts
An igneous rock turns into sediments which turns into a sedimentary rock which then turns in to a metamorphic rock. Cycle
breaking down of rocks, soil and minerals as well as artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere, biota and waters Weathering
To make the sedimentary rock you have to combine _____ and pressure. Heat
Formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava. Igneous
Be created by an upward movement of the earth's surface. Uplifting
After it turns into a metamorphic rock it has to _____ then it turn into an igneous rock. Melt
the binding together of particles or other things by cement. Cemention
formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water. Sedimentary
the action or process of forcing a body of igneous rock between or through existing formations, without reaching the surface. Intrusion
transformation of existing rock types. Metamorphic
process of formation of solid crystals precipitating from a solution, melt or more rarely deposited directly from a gas. Crystallization
metamorphic rocks are subjected to heat and pressure from ______. Burial
mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. Magma
When you are trying to make an sedimentary rock you have to apply a lot of pressure. Pressure
action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location. Erosion

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The Rock Cycle Crossword

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formed by the deposition of sediment, as certain rocks. sedimentary
types of rocks that are formed from the change of pressure and temperature over time. metamorphic
a type of rock that is formed when magma comes up towards the surface, it cools and crystallises either above or below the surface. igneous
a cycle undergone by rocks in the earths crust. rock cycle
groups of different minerals pushed together and combined. rocks
the things that make up rocks. minerals
the transparent form of crystallized quartz. crystals
force that is produced when something presses or pushes against something else. pressure
matter deposited by water or wind. sediments
a form of energy that causes a difference in temperature heat
molten rock magma
The process of changing the state of a substance from solid to liquid by heating it past its melting point melting
water & wind break down rocks into sediments over a long timeframe. weathering
slow wearing away of something. erosion
compression compaction
tiny particles of clay & limestone act as a natural cement to glue sediments together to form rock. cementation
a decrease in temperature cooling
igneous rock formed from lava that hardened on the surface of the earth. extrusive
igneous rock formed from magma that hardened while still within the earth intrusive
how a rock is formed structure

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Rocks Crossword

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rounded and hollow rock often lined with mineral crystals geode
common minerals that make up most of the rocks in Earth's crust Rock-forming minerals
particles of minerals or other rocks grains
look and feel of a rock's surface texture
rock formed when magma cools or hardens igneous rock
formed through a series of processes sedimentary rock
rock formed by other rocks metamorphic rock
igneous rock formed when lava cools and hardens extrusive rock
igneous rock formed when magma cools or hardens intrusive rock
small and solid pieces of material that comes from rocks or living things sediment
process that breaks down rock and other things weathering
process that moves weathered material erosion
sediment settles out of the wind or water carrying it deposition
presses sediment tightly together compaction
dissovled minerals crystallize and form rocks cementation
sedimentary rock formed by rock fragments squeezed together clastic rock
sedimentary rock formed by remains of plants and animals organic rock
sedimentary rock formed when minerals dissolved in a water solution crystallize chemical rock
term used to describe metamorphic rocks that have layered graines foliated
a series of processes that occur on Earth's surface and in the crust and mantle that changes rocks slowly rock cycle

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