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Question: Is the odd one out basalt because it doesn't have ite at the end?
Asked by sophiej to Adam on 14 Mar 2012.
answered on 14 Mar 2012:
Hahahaha! Yes, you’re right. I am studying different rock types at the moment as thought it was funny that most of them end in -ite but not basalt, which is the most common rock!
sophiej commented on 16 Mar 2012:
Where do you find Basalt?
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Adam commented on 16 Mar 2012:
All of the place. Most of the Earth’s crust is made of it. Same for mars.
I think I want to study more about rocks now!
marcusw commented on 16 Mar 2012:
According to my geography teacher in year 7,Basalt makes up the oceanic crusts like the Nazca plate, this is most commanly at the constructive plate margin. This is where two plates are moving away from each other for example the Eurasian plate is moving away from the North American plate,alowing magma and lava to rise to the surface but as the molten rock cools and solidifies it creates a crust of Basalt. For this example there will be a ridge down the middle, in this case the mid-Atlantic ridge. As the ridge is breeched by series of once active volcanoes to forn islands. Some still remaning are big enough to create islands like iceland. If you have ever traveled there or seen it on the T.V. you will have heard of the long crack down the middle, this is where it is evident that the plates are moving away from each other.
sophiej commented on 19 Mar 2012:
I noticed, in your profile, it said that you do some of your work in the Canary Islands. Is there any particular reason
I noticed, after reading a little about you, that you are developing camaras to take clearer shots of the stars and
have you ever dida experment and it went wrong
Do you think your work could change history forever and do you think you have the best job in the world
What was the last thing you dicovered?