Every rock is composed of one or more minerals. Minette composition which can be further divided into mineral and compound content. The Minette mineral content includes Amphibole, Carbonate, Garnet, Micas, Olivine, Phlogopite, Pyroxene.
Its compound content includes Aluminium Oxide, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide. You can also check out Properties of Minette.
Transformation of Minette
Every rock on earth undergoes transformation process. Minette is a type of Igneous Rocks. Transformation of Minette takes place in three steps- Metamorphism, Weathering and Erosion.
- Metamorphism of Minette:- Metamorphism is change in arrangement of minerals and texture in the pre-existing rocks. Minette rock undergoes metamorphism. Unlike in formation of Minette, the rock does not melt into liquid magma. Minette undergoes burial metamorphism, cataclastic metamorphism, contact metamorphism, hydrothermal metamorphism, impact metamorphism and regional metamorphism.
- Weathering of Minette:- The breaking down of rocks when they come in contact with the Earth's atmosphere, ecology and water is called as weathering. Talking about weathering of Minette, this rock undergoes weathering. Weathering of Igneous rocks leads to formation of Sedimentary rocks. Weathering is further classified as chemical and mechanical weathering. Minette undergoes biological weathering and chemical weathering.
- Minette Erosion:- After formation of Minette, let’s move on to Minette Erosion. The weathered small fragments of rock are carried from one place to other by a process called erosion. Minette rock undergoes Erosion. Erosion is one of the important aspects in the life cycle of a rock. Minette undergoes chemical erosion, coastal erosion, sea erosion and wind erosion.