Granite Landscapes

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  • Granite Landscapes
    • Igneous rock
    • Formed underground
      • Large crystals
      • Formed slowly
    • Located in South West England and Scotland
    • Resistant rock
      • Isn't easily eroded
    • Contains a mineral which is vulnerable to chemical weathering
      • Feldspar
    • Horizontal cracks
      • Formed as pressure was released as overlying rocks were removed by erosion.
    • Vertical cracks
      • Joints
      • Formed when the Granite cooled and contracted

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