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Effect of Rock Structure and Composition on Weathering

Rock structure includes joints, beding planes, folds, fractures, and faults. Rocks containing these structures will be easily subjected to weathering. There are certain elements which are included in rock composition. Some rocks will weather quickly and some slowly e.g. acidic rocks weather more quickly than basic ones. It includes the meteorological elements effect on rocks

Weathering - Definition and Types of Weathering

It is the process of weakening rock and producing a rock waste or soil cover. Weathering occurs when rocks and minerals comes in contact with the atmosphere, organic life and suicidal water. Essential feature of weathering is that it affects rocks in-situ (in place) and no transportation of material is involved. A part of rainfall always snips into the soil on the covered rocks

The Geological Cycle of Rock formation

Geological cycle includes many processes acting simultaneously. The most important of these begin with molten magma from within the earth forming into rock, then continue with rocks being broken down into soil, and that soil being converted back into rock.

Geological Faults and its Types

The faults in which the slip takes place along the direction of the slip is called dip slip fault in the dip slip fault net slip is parallel to the dip of fault... The faults in which the slip takes place along the direction of the strike is called dip slip fault in the dip slip fault net slip is parallel to the strike fault... When the net slip is neither parallel to strike nor parallel to the dip

Engineering Geology & Seismology

Seismology is study of the generation, propagation and recording of the elastic waves and the source that produce them. Engineering geology is the application of geological data, techniques and principles to the study of rock and soil surfacing materials, and ground water. This is essential for the proper location, planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering structures.

Rock Forming Minerals

Feldspar is the most abundant minerals. There are two types. 1. Orthoclase feldspars contain potassim (KalSi3O8) and usually range from white to pink. 2. Plagioclase feldspars contain sodium (KalSi3O8), calcium (CaAl2Si2O8) or both, and range from white to gray to black,. Feldspars have moderate hardness.

Physical Characteristics of Rocks

Geologist define rock as aggregates or mass composed of one or more commonly, several of minerals. There are few exceptions to this rule: not all rocks are composed of minerals-for example, coal. Engineers (or contractor) define rock to be hard, durable material that can't be excavated without blasting. The definition is based on strength and durability.

The Interior Structure of the Earth

The earth is divided into three main layers: Inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The core is composed mostly of iron (Fe) and is so hot that the outer core is molten, with about 10% sulphur (S). The inner core is under such extreme pressure that it remains solid.

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