1.1 inside the earth definitions

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  • 1.1 inside the earth definitions
    • rheid
      • a rheid is a solid material that flows
    • peridotite
      • peridotite is an ultramafic igneous rock composed of the mineral olivine and pyroxene with a coarse crustal size
    • olivine
      • olivine is a dense, ferromagnesium silicate mineral
    • partial melting
      • partial melting is where a proportion of the minerals have a lower melting point, allowing them to melt while the rest remains solid


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