Rocks and Minerals

Its an encyclopedia

This is a good site made for a college class

Igneous Rocks

Metamorphic Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

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Wikipedia

I knew no one would be happy if these were not here. But don't let this be your only source.

Igneous Rocks

Metamorphic Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

The Rock Cycle

Including the "difference between rocks and minerals."

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James Madison University Geology:

Good explanations.

Igneous Rocks

Metamorphic Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

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Simple explanation of how rocks are formed.

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Mostly info about minerals and gems for the collector but the glossary is really good.

Main Page

Mineral Properties

This part is great.

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Very good rock information, mineral info is more limited. The glossary is good.

Rocks

Defines and gives examples

Minerals

Gives some examples with pictures, not a lot of info about minerals though.

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Mineral Gallery

Info for mineral collectors,

but good info for educators as well. The link takes you to the "Physical Characteristics" page.

 

 

 

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