What makes the study of rocks important?

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What makes the study of rocks important?
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What makes the study of rocks important?
« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2010 16:59:38 »
The vast majority of physical resources that sustain our high technology society are derived from rocks - whether interstitially such as oil and gas or directly such as metals.

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What makes the study of rocks important?
« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2010 17:54:48 »
By understanding geologic processes, which occur all around us, we can also prepare for potential geologic hazards, like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, sinkholes, floods, etc.
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What makes the study of rocks important?
« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2010 22:23:41 »
where does gold come from? how do you find it? diamonds are found where? how do you find oil?

thats why rock are important
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« Reply #4 on: 13/07/2010 06:11:50 »
Can the rocks hold up buildings?  dams?  bridges?  roadways?  Where do I find water?  What was past like?  How do ice ages affect the earth?  What is the record of life?  Have the oceans been constant?  Asteroid impacts?  Where do we get chemicals?  Can rocks break? bend? flow?  Do the poles wander?  These and countless other questions require the study of geology.
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