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How do Minerals Form?

Earth Science - Middle School

 
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ground water ocean shoreline mountains lake magma vents How do Minerals Form? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4655 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Minerals form in a wide variety of geologic environments. Metamorphism Some minerals form as a result of intense heat and pressure created during metamorphism. Talc is an example of a metamorphic mineral. Crystallization Other minerals crystallize from magma as it cools. Examples include tourmaline, feldspar and quartz. One group of minerals forms when ocean water evaporates. The most common mineral to form this way is halite (rock salt). Crystallization Pressure Heat Metamorphism quartz magma cools - minerals form magma feldspar gold Ground water that is heated by magma causes elements and compounds to dissolve into a hot liquid. When the liquid cools, minerals such as gold and copper are formed. talc halite
Pause and Review Describe four ways that minerals can form. Name an example of each. How do Minerals Form? ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4655 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources.
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