What is a ROCK?
  • Rocks are made of one or more Minerals.
  • Minerals are made of a number of Elements.
  • Elements are substances that contain only one type of Atom.

      For Example:
Granite is a type of rock. Granite is a combination of Quartz, Feldspar, and Mica.

Quartz is a type of mineral. Quartz consists of the elements Silicon and Oxygen.

Silver is a type of element.

This page is dedicated to rocks.
Their appearance, their physical properties, and where they can be found.

Rocks are classified into three groups:

  • Igneous (formed from intense heat…..cooled molten rock)
  • Sedimentary (formed from sediments (like sand or mud) and pressure)
  • Metamorphic (formed from heat and pressure…..different rocks folded together)