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Discuss the importance of rocks.

Asked by Topperlearning User 23rd April 2015, 1:07 PM
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Rocks are important for the following reasons:

  • They have played a great part in the development of civilisations.
  • Early men made tools out of rocks and stones. Quartzite was mostly used for making various stone tools.
  • Rocks are also used for building many structures. For example, the Red Fort is made up of red sandstone and the Taj Mahal is made up of granite.
  • Small stones, made out of rocks, are used to play various games.
  • Rocks like granite are used in the construction of many buildings.
  • Some rocks are also made up of various minerals. Coal and petroleum are used as fuels; while iron, gold, aluminum etc are used as in various industries.
  • Fossils, found in sedimentary rocks, are a great source of energy.
  • Many minerals found in rocks such as iron, aluminum and magnesium have helped in the development of many industries.
Answered by Expert 23rd April 2015, 3:07 PM
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