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Geology Fun Facts

How many types of rocks exist on the Earth? The fossils we find everywhere are found in which layers of the Earth?

Can you answer such questions? Read the geology facts and know more about our planet.

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The molten rocks found inside the Earth are known as magma. It is in liquid form rich in silica that solidifies as it reaches near the crust of the Earth.
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It is in the Sedimentary rocks that fossils are found. The deposition of minerals on the surface of the Earth over a period leads to the formation of sedimentary rocks.
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The water present on the Earth collectively comes under the term hydrosphere. More than 97% of this water is saltwater.
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The crust is the least dense layer of the Earth. The crust, along with the upper part of the mantle, together makes the lithosphere.
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Volcanic activity leads to the formation of igneous rocks. Since the solidification of magma forms them, they are also known as magma rocks.
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Grains of minerals bond together to form rocks. Rocks are classified into three types – igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, and sedimentary rocks.
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James Hutton, who was a Scottish naturalist and a farmer, is regarded as the father of geology. He is credited with having given many theories on rock formations.
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The hardest or the most rigid part of the earth is the Lithosphere. It is further divided into the oceanic and continental lithosphere.
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The hardest element found on Earth is Diamond which is a form of pure carbon in sold form. They also have the highest thermal conductivity among natural metals.
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Basalt is a type of igneous rock. It is used to make surfaces of roads as it is resistant to weathering due to extreme temperatures and has high elastic strength.
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