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Facts About Basalt For Kids

Interesting Basalt Facts The word basalt comes from a Latin word meaning very hard stone Though basalt is typically a dark black rock weathering can lead to a yellowbrown color Basalt may also be found in various shades because of geochemical processes A lightcolor basalt is rare but can be found due to a high concentration of plagioclase and weathering

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  • Basalt Facts for Kids

    Basalt Facts for Kids

    Basalt is a common gray to black extrusive volcanic rock It is usually finegrained because of its rapid cooling of lava on the Earths surface Unweathered basalt is black or grey Basalt blocks are often used for roads and pavements sidewalks

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  • Basalt Facts for Kids

    Basalt Facts for Kids

    Basalt facts for kids Life on basaltic rocks The common corrosion features of underwater volcanic basalt suggest Distribution Basalt is one of the most common rock types in the world Lunar and Martian basalt Lunar olivine basalt collected by Apollo 15 Alteration of basalt Basalts are

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  • Kid Facts  Fun daily facts for kids Basalt

    Kid Facts Fun daily facts for kids Basalt

    Mar 13 2014 · Basalt We just learned that marble is a type of metamorphic rock Basalt is a type of igneous rock that means it comes from lava If you look at a basalt rock sometimes you can see lines on the rock and that is the direction that the lava was flowing before it cooled down and turned into rock

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  • Basalt Rocks

    Basalt Rocks

    Basalt Basalt is a dark heavy lava that is very hot and fluid when it erupts It it erupts on the continents it can flow many kilometers before it cools in thin layers It it erupts on the continents it can flow many kilometers before it cools in thin layers

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  • 8 Facts about Basalt  Fact File

    8 Facts about Basalt Fact File

    Thursday May 21st 2015 Facts about Basalt talk about one type of volcanic rock It was formed after the basaltic lava cools rapidly due to its exposure near the moon or planet surface It is a type of igneous rock Based on the volume it contains less 10 percent of feldspathoid and less than 20 percent of quartz 65 percent of them are feldspar

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  • Igneous Rock Facts for Kids  Science for Kids

    Igneous Rock Facts for Kids Science for Kids

    The ocean floor is normally made out of basalt rock which is hard and black and an extrusive rock of course The batholiths that we spoke about can be as large as about 97 km across

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  • Igneous Rocks Facts  Cool Kid Facts  Fun Facts For Kids

    Igneous Rocks Facts Cool Kid Facts Fun Facts For Kids

    It is also found on the Moon Venus and Mars Because it is a common rock and very hard people used basalt for early choppers and for grinding stones to grind grains like millet and barley Roman engineers paved a lot of Roman roads with basalt and today engineers still use a lot of groundup basalt to make asphalt to pave roads

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  • Basalt Colorado Facts for Kids

    Basalt Colorado Facts for Kids

    Basalt Colorado facts for kids History The town was named for the basaltic rock formation on Basalt Mountain Geography Basalt is located at 39368382 107038263 along State Highway 82 Demographics As of the census of 2000 there were 2681 people 1052 households Tourism

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  • basalt  Students  Britannica Kids  Homework Help

    basalt Students Britannica Kids Homework Help

    It is a kind of igneous rock formed by the cooling of a certain type of molten lava The lava cools and then hardens into a finegrained crystalline rock see lava and magma The word basalt is believed to have come from an ancient Ethiopian word basal meaning “a rock from which iron can be derived”

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  • Igneous Rock Facts for Kids  Science for Kids

    Igneous Rock Facts for Kids Science for Kids

    The ocean floor is normally made out of basalt rock which is hard and black and an extrusive rock of course The batholiths that we spoke about can be as large as about 97 km across

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  • Interesting facts about the Giant’s Causeway  Just Fun Facts

    Interesting facts about the Giant’s Causeway Just Fun Facts

    The Giants Causeway is an area of basalt columns along 6 kilometers 4 miles of the northern coast of Northern Ireland It is located in County Antrim

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  • What are facts about basalt  Answers

    What are facts about basalt Answers

    What are some facts about basalt Basalt is a darkcolored igneous rock that forms when lowsilica lava cools on Earths surface It may commonly have vesicles It often forms two types of lava

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  • Fun facts about Igneous Rocks for Kids

    Fun facts about Igneous Rocks for Kids

    Apr 23 2014 · Igneous Rock Facts Video for Kids The type of formed igneous rock can be determined by the exact location of the formation process There are two types of igneous rocks – Intrusive – Formation of these rocks takes place within earth’s crust under the surface They are also known as ‘Plutonic Rocks’

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  • Igneous Rocks Facts

    Igneous Rocks Facts

    Interesting Igneous Rocks Facts When magma rises to the surface of the Earth and hardens it forms extrusive igneous rock Extrusive igneous rock tends to be glassy in texture because their formation occurs very rapidly Examples of extrusive igneous rock include pumice and basalt

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  • Fun Rock Facts for Kids  Information about Types of Rocks

    Fun Rock Facts for Kids Information about Types of Rocks

    Examples of igneous rocks include granite basalt gabbro obsidian and pumice More igneous rock facts Sediment deposited over time often as layers at the bottom of lakes and oceans forms sedimentary rocks Examples of sedimentary rocks include sandstone mudstone flint greywacke and chalk More sedimentary rock facts

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  • Earth Facts For Kids  Cool Kid Facts

    Earth Facts For Kids Cool Kid Facts

    Earth Facts For Kids Read our facts about Earth and review our question sheet in the activity section at the end to test your knowledge of our wonderful home planet We live in a very special place a place we call homeand that’s Earth

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  • Igneous Rock Facts for Kids  Information  Examples

    Igneous Rock Facts for Kids Information Examples

    Igneous Rock Facts Examples of igneous rocks include basalt granite pumice obsidian tuff diorite gabbro and andesite Basalt forms the metamorphic rock granulite when subjected to extreme heat and pressure over time metamorphism Granite is a common rock that contains at least 25 quartz and is sometimes used in construction because of its strength

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  • Important Facts About the Popular Igneous Rock

    Important Facts About the Popular Igneous Rock

    Feb 20 2018 · Basalt extrusive rock and granite intrusive rock are two of the most common igneous rock types on the Earth and cover most of the igneous deposits on the planet Usually the rocks in deep ocean floors are known to be basaltic in nature while the

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  • Kids Rock Type Facts and Information

    Kids Rock Type Facts and Information

    Basalt is a common extrusive volcanic rock It is usually grey to black and finegrained due to rapid cooling of lava at the surface of the planet

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  • Giants Causeway Facts  Primary Facts

    Giants Causeway Facts Primary Facts

    Sep 06 2013 · The formation consists of about 40000 interlocking basalt columns most of which are hexagonal The columns form huge stepping stones some as high as 39 feet which slope down to the sea Some of the columns have four seven or eight sides

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  • 10 Facts about Diorite  Fact File

    10 Facts about Diorite Fact File

    Facts about Diorite 9 the sources of diorite Diorite can be found in several localities in the world like in the Darrans range of New Zealand Aberdeenshire in United Kingdom Leicestershire in UK the Andes Mountains Thuringia and Saxony in Germany and Northeastern Turkey

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  • basalt  Students  Britannica Kids  Homework Help

    basalt Students Britannica Kids Homework Help

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  • Volcano Facts For Kids

    Volcano Facts For Kids

    Volcano facts for kids includes volcanic rocks Hawaiian Islands volcanoes and stratovolcanoes that are about 60 of all the individual volcanoes on Earth

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  • Earth Science for Kids Rocks Rock Cycle and Formation

    Earth Science for Kids Rocks Rock Cycle and Formation

    Rocks and the Rock Cycle When a volcano erupts it spews out hot molten rock called magma or lava Eventually the magma will cool down and harden either when it reaches the Earths surface or somewhere within the crust This hardened magma or lava is called igneous rock Examples of igneous rocks include basalt and granite

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  • Kid Facts  Fun daily facts for kids Slate

    Kid Facts Fun daily facts for kids Slate

    Mar 27 2014 · Kid Facts Fun daily facts for kids Learn about jellyfish Antarctica the human eye machines early Christianity the Russian language and Mesoamerican sculpture Thursday March 27

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  • Gabbro Uses  Facts  Video  Lesson Transcript

    Gabbro Uses Facts Video Lesson Transcript

    Much like basalt gabbro has many uses due to its durability The rock commonly referred to as black granite in the building trades is actually almost always gabbro It is frequently used for

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  • 10 Facts about Lava Rocks  Less Known Facts

    10 Facts about Lava Rocks Less Known Facts

    Dec 10 2016 · The lava rock with low amount of silica is called basalt The lava rock with high amount of silica content is called rhyolite Facts about Lava Rocks 9 the content of silica The content of basalt is similar with gabbro while the rhyolite’s silica equals with granite

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  • Paricutin Volcano Facts for Kids

    Paricutin Volcano Facts for Kids

    Paricutin Volcano Facts for Kids The Paricutin Volcano is part of the Ring of Fire The Ring of Fire is an area of high earthquake and volcanic activity This happens in the basin of the Pacific Ocean This particular volcano grew very quickly It started off as small eruptions of ash and stones

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  • Intriguing Facts About Granite Rock You Cant Afford to Miss

    Intriguing Facts About Granite Rock You Cant Afford to Miss

    Feb 20 2018 · While basalt makes up the oceanic crust of the planet granite makes the continental crust Natural wonders made of granite include rock formations like El Capitan Half Dome and North Dome in the Yosemite Valley Mount Rushmore near Keystone and the

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