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    Igneous Petrology of Cape Granites

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    Geological Setting The Cape Granite Suite formed about 560-520 Ma during the Saldanian orogeny which occurred between 780 to 510 Ma (Harris & Vogelli, 2010; Villaros, Stevens & Buick, 2009). This orogeny formed as a result of the convergence of the Rio de la Plata and Kalahari cratons during the formation of Gondwanaland (Harris & Vogelli, 2010). The granitoids of the CGS were intruded into the three terranes of the metasedimentary and metavolcanic Malmesbury Group which are divided by distinct

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    Asthenosphere: The Asthenosphere is the second physical layer of the Earth, it lies underneath the Lithosphere. The Asthenosphere is made up of matter that that is in the molton or semi-molton state.The average temperature is between 1400 degrees celsius and 3000 degrees celsius. It is 60-155 miles thick. The Asthenosphere is composed mostly of iron and magnesium silicates. It is plastic-like, which allows the Lithosphere to slide across it. The Asthenosphere is a layer of the Mantle composed of

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    Rocks and Dates Geology Analysis

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    this paper will examine is known as the Vishnu Basement Rocks and is Precambrian. They are recrystallized as a result of heat and pressure, and igneous. This means they were exposed to fire. (Dehler, et al, 1999) These stones are found along the Granite Gorge. They were formed by colliding as a result of volcanic action and the heat from that formed the igneous rock. Mountains were formed along the top of the rock. These are like basement rocks to the mountains on top of them. They are the oldest

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    Radon Gas Testing

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    What if I told you that there is a gas that seeps out of the ground that has carcinogenic effects? Would you believe me? What if, in addition, I said that this gas is found in all of our homes where, for those of us that don't smoke, it serves as the main contributor in the development of lung cancer? Would you be skeptical? Well, radon is such a gas. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently estimates that as many as 8,000,000 houses in the United States have elevated levels of

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    Lab #4

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    going to describe the rock cycle by tracing the movement of a quartz speck exposed on the igneous granite face of Half Dome. A quick summary of the rock cycle: igneous rock goes through weathering and erosion to become a sedimentary rock, sedimentary rock goes through melting and pressure to become a metamorphic rock and a metamorphic rock is melted with magma and cooled back into an igneous rock. Granite is in the igneous rock class which is rocks that are formed by the cooling of magma underneath

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    quartz worktops colours

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    Who does not want a colorful kitchen? Flatter your kitchen with a rainbow splash with Quartz kitchen worktops. Remodeling your kitchen is a tiresome, yet an enjoyable experience! From settling down on your kitchen design, to picking up your cabinetry and your backsplash tiles, to purchasing a whole new set of appliances. Yet, it all comes down to your worktop to tie all these pieces together and add a splash of harmony and warmth into your kitchen. There are many elements to be considered while

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    Shilajit (Mineral pitch or mineral wax) Occurence: Shilajit is found in the Tibet, Altai and Caucasus Mountains, as well as the Gilgit Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, but it is found most commonly in the Himalaya Mountains. Discovery of Gomutra Shilajit has been reported from South India (Hemadri, 1987). Mineral origin: Shilajit is obtained as exudate from rocks (Rajagopalan, 1984; Ghosal, 1992). The exudate contains 50 % pure Shilajit and rests are impurities. Some times Shilajit is obtained

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    Granite Advantage

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    5 Reasons Granite Is A Good Choice For The Countertops In Your Home Granite countertops are popular because they're not only attractive, they are easy to care for and durable too. Granite is well worth considering when you're planning to update your kitchen or bath. Here's a closer look at why this stone material could be the perfect choice for your home. Granite Adds a Touch of Luxury Granite is a unique type of stone. It is pulled from the earth and cut into slabs, with each slab having its

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    Granite Stone Essay

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    Granite is a readily-available, durable material. That makes it an outstanding choice for kitchen countertops, since they take a lot of daily abuse in most homes. The conditions that let granite stone form also ensure that every piece of granite is unique. If you get a granite countertop installed, no one else will ever have one that looks exactly like yours. What trips a lot of people up is what looks like arbitrary pricing for granite. It's all the same stuff, isn't it? Why should one piece of

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    Granite aggregate is hard rock of granular structure which is crushed, it is very common on earth. Granite rock is made by magma which erupted on the ground surface and then hardened as it cooled down. It has sound properties which makes it the most popular building material and it is regarded as the best aggregate for high-grade concrete. Granite is also used as a decorative stone, it can be of different colours such as grey, red or pink. It comes in different shades, it gets a beautiful smooth

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