Flashcards in 1.3 How do minerals form Deck (8):
When a body of salt water dries up, minerals are left behind. As the water evaporates, the minerals crystallize.
High tempertures and pressures deep blow the grounnd can cause the minerals in a rock to chance into diffrent minerals.
Surface water and gound carry disved minerals in to lakes or seas. The minerals can crysallize on the bottom of the lake or sea.
Water undergournd can be heated rock. the hot water can dissolve some minerals and deposit other minerals in there places.
Melted rock can cool slowly under Earth's surface. As the melted rock cools, minerals form.
a natural material Whose concentration of economically valuable mineral is hight enogh for the material to be profitably.
The process of returning land to it's origal condition after mining is completed.