Rock (geology)

Balanced Rock staunds in the Garden of the Gods pairk in Colorado Springs

In geology, a rock is a naiturally occurrin solit aggregate o ane or mair meenerals or meeneraloids. For ensaumple, granite, a common rock, is a combination of the meenerals quartz, feldspar an biotite. The Yird's ooter solit layer, the lithosphere, is made o rock.

Rock haes been uised bi humankynd ootthrou history. The meenerals an metals in rocks hae been essential tae human ceevilisation.[1]

Three major groups o rocks are defined: igneous, sedimentar, an metamorphic. The scienteefic study o rocks is cried petrology, that is an essential component o geology.

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References

  1. Roberts, Dar. "Rocks and classifications". Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara. Archived frae the oreeginal on 31 October 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
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