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Use of Rocks and Minerals

Earth Science - Middle School

Uses of Rocks & Minerals Uses of Igneous Rocks Igneous rocks have a variety of uses. Pumice is used as an abrasive, and porcelain is made from minerals found in granite. Many others are used in the building industry. TOOTH Whitener basalt pumice granite Uses of Metamorphic Rocks Metamorphic rocks are used primarily for construction purposes. Marble is used for decorative statues, columns and flooring. Slate is used for roofing and walkways. Uses of Sedimentary Rocks Limestone is primarily used for concrete and road construction. Coal is a type of organic sedimentary rock that is used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat. limestone marble coal slate © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4677 Visit for Online Learning Resources. Some photos courtesy of USGS.
Pause and Review Choose from this list of rocks and match each to its use: sandstone, pumice, quartzite, granite, marble, basalt, coal, limestone, slate . Uses of Rocks & Minerals TOOTH Whitene r abrasive cleanser counter-top pavement roong concrete/cement statues/building building stones energy stairs/oors © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4677 Visit for Online Learning Resources.
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