Question - What are the different kinds of rocks?

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The three main types, or classes, of rock are sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous and the differences among them have to do with how they are formed. Sedimentary rocks are formed from particles of sand, shells, pebbles, and other fragments of material. Together, all these particles are called sediment. Rocks: Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Andesite. Basalt. Dacite. Diabase. Diorite. Gabbro. Granite. Obsidian. A rock is any naturally occurring solid mass or aggregate of minerals or mineraloid matter. It is categorized by the minerals included, its chemical composition and the way in which it is formed. Rocks are usually grouped into three main groups: igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks and sedimentary rocks. Identifying Rocks and Minerals/Types of Rocks. There are three different types of rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic. The difference between each type is in how they are formed. A rock is made from two or more minerals. Scientists guess that the Earth contains about 4, 000 different minerals. The diamond is the Earth's hardest mineral. A diamond is so hard that it's possible to cut a diamond with another diamond.

http://www.mineralogy4kids.org/rock-cycle/igneous-rock-identification-chart

Steps in Identification: Determine the color (indicates mineral composition) Determine the texture (indicates cooling history) Phaneritic = large grains. Aphanitic = small grains (too small to identify with the naked eye) Porphyritic = fine grains mixed with larger grains. Vesicular = holes. Glassy = glass-like.

https://www.learner.org/wp-content/interactive/rockcycle/types.html

The three main types, or classes, of rock are sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous and the differences among them have to do with how they are formed. Sedimentary rocks are formed from particles of sand, shells, pebbles, and other fragments of material. Together, all these particles are called sediment.

https://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae483.cfm

Diamond was once thought to be the hardest and the most incompressible material on earth, either natural or man-made. Although diamond is still considered the hardest, the bulk modulus of the metal osmium has recently been found to be 476 GPa.

https://blazepress.com/2015/04/most-beautiful-minerals-and-stones-ever/

Here are 10 of the most beautiful minerals and stones in the world. Bismuth. bismuthcrystal. Galaxy Opal. Imgur. Rose Quartz Geode. BoredPanda. Fluorite. Tumblr. Burmese Tourmaline. jeffreyhunt. Azurite. crystalvaults. Uvarovite. R. Tanka. Crocoite.

http://www.geologypage.com/2019/07/rock-forming-minerals.html

There are many known mineral species, but the vast majority of rocks are formed by combinations of a few common minerals, called “rock-forming minerals. ” The minerals that form rock are: feldspar, quartz, amphiboles, micas, olivine, grenade, calcite, pyroxenes.

https://www.americangeosciences.org/education/k5geosource/activities/investigations/rocks/how-can-yo

Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have become changed by intense heat or pressure while forming. One way to tell if a rock sample is metamorphic is to see if the crystals within it are arranged in bands. Examples of metamorphic rocks are marble, schist, gneiss, and slate.

https://geology.com/minerals/rock-forming-minerals/

Scientists have identified over 4, 000 different minerals. A small group of these minerals make up almost 90% of the rocks of Earth's crust. These minerals are known as the common rock-forming minerals.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/properties-of-rocks-lesson-for-kids.html

Rocks are made out of minerals and have many different properties, or characteristics. Streak is the color of a rock after it is ground into a powder, and luster tells how shiny a rock is. Other properties include hardness, texture, shape, and size.

https://geologyglasgow.org.uk/local-rocks/rock-forming-minerals/

The rock-forming minerals are: feldspars, quartz, amphiboles, micas, olivine, garnet, calcite, pyroxenes.