Museum Assignment

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Caroline Burns
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Museum Assignment 2
3) Basalt is an igneous and mafic rock that compromises most of the volcanic rocks. It is dark black and gray colored. It is rough and has an uneven rectangle-box shape. Basalt is from Somerset and is four point two billion years of age. Basalt is mostly composed of augite, plagioclase and olivine. Augite comes in many shapes – cylinder, square, rectangular - but is usually rough and grayish black. Plagioclase is whitish brown and usually has a cubic shape with ragged edges. Olivine can be green, yellow or brown. It is usually three dimensional and octagonal.
Caroline Burns
159001444
Museum Assignment 2
2) Diabase was named in 1807 and is from Franklin, New Jersey. It was discovered in the late Hadean Era. Also known as black granite, diabase makes up countertops, but no fossils can be found in the rock. Minerals in diabase are magnetite, olivine, ilmenite, hornblende, biotite, and chlorite. Diabase is an igneous rock that forms from magma from a volcano eruption. The rock can form in the ocean mostly but sometimes can form near the beach as well.

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Museum Assignment 2
1) These minerals are found mostly in the following New Jersey towns: Franklin, Ogdensburg, and Patterson. These
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The elephas maximus can live up to seventy years of age and is from the Eocene Era, over fifty five million years ago. It can grow up to two and a half to three meters in height and ninety to one hundred and ten pounds in weight. It is an elephant that has tusks, a trunk, a lot of hair, smooth skin, and freckled, not pigmented, grayish skin. It’s skin is on the shiny side. The fossil shown in Geology Hall appears to be the elephas maximus’s ear or piece of its ear. Only the ear fossil seems to be shown so the rest of the body is missing – head, legs, back, tusks, trunk, bones of the rest of the body and

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