Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Rock

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2092

A rock is a solid aggregate composed of one or more minerals, including volcanic glass, biological remains, and colloids. The materials that make up rock mainly come from the Earth’s crust and mantle. Rocks can be divided into igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. These three types of rocks form landscapes with different characteristics, and many scenic spots in China contain representative rock types.

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