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Chemical Weathering

Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (more info) (SERC) and Central Michigan University (more info)

Find animations dealing with chemical weathering. There are also links for accessing images relating to chemical weathering.

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Mineral Weathering, North Carolina State University (more info) This Flash annotated slide show introduces how temperature and precipitation affect the evolution of parent material from highly resistant primary minerals to both secondary minerals and minerals in solution.

Weathering and Clay Evolution, North Carolina State University (more info) Find an annotated Flash slide show illustrating how primary minerals, 2:1 clays, 1:1 clays, and sesquioxides develop as a function of time.

Weathering and Mineral Evolution, North Carolina State University (more info) This Flash annotated slide set shows how aluminum, iron, silicon, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium minerals chemically weather under minimal, moderate, and intensive weathering conditions.

Observe the Chemical Weathering of Feldspar to Clay, Exploring Earth (more info) This Flash animation traces the evolution of an unaltered feldspar crystal to a clay as a result of progressive chemical weathering. The animation can be paused and rewound to emphasize important points associated with the content.

Weathering - Part 1, Duke University (more info) Over twenty images are available of a variety of weathering features, ranging from root wedging to solutional features.

Weathering - Part 2 (more info) Part 2 of the previous site, where you can find over twenty images of weathered gravestones, Cleopatra's Needle, and jointing.

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