Howdy! It’s been a while since ive posted but since then we got a new four-wheeler, put a grill fender on the M110X and got two little baby goats! The four-wheeler is a 2021 Polaris Sportsman 450.
Anyways, for this time Mr. Dignam wants me to do a rock report so first of all I found it in our driveway. and it is the metamorphic version of granite called Gneiss (nice). So a metamorphic rock is formed when being in major heat close to lava, or being in high pressure which is what I think my case is. My rock is black with some shiny dots and some gray. is is layered in a ribbon like pattern. My driveway is located somewhere in west Nippising Ontario.
Since my report is to short ill do a second rock and maybe a third one.
So my second rock is Igneous and was found in the driveway again it is Pumice rock which is completely gray and has little gas bubbles. A Igneous rock is a rock that is formed after lava solidifies. there are no volcanos in Ontario so I don’t know how in the world this rock got here but oh well.
My third one here is Limestone if you go to Manitouland island Limestone is all over the place! This one is a Sediment rock so after being really packed down and Igneous rock turns into a Sediment rock. It is grey with some brownish yellow on it also.
here is a rocks lifecycle chain (rocks are not living beings) So first they are lava then as they solidify they become an Igneous rock then get compacted down into the soil and then get really hot to become a Metamorphic rock then gets melted back to lava and the chain restarts all over a again or the sediment rock get in high pressure rock and becomes a metamorphic rock and lives on.