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Rocks and Metals

Rocks

 

Rock types at Geevor

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The Cornish landscape is made mostly of mudstones and slates, known locally as ‘killas’, and granite, which usually forms the higher ground.


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Granite

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Granite forms the backbone of Cornwall stretching from Dartmoor in Devon South-westwards to the Isles of Scilly.


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Killas

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The metamorphic rock surrounding a Granite intrusion is in Cornwall, is known as Killas or Greenstone.


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Metals

 

Metal Alloys

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An alloy is two or more metals mixed together.


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Comment left by Dave Rowlinson on 2009-10-14 17:54:00

Great website, very informative with lots of great images. Well done

Comment left by jessica on 2012-07-03 11:22:41

good website x

 

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