What chemicals give rocks their colors?
For example, what makes purple rocks purple, pink rocks pink, etc.
it really depends on which minerals are in the rocks that would be the simple answer but color can also be a product of their state of degradation.
Shape can depend on the crystalography - the crystalline makeup and preferred shape of the materials molecules, depending on the shape different molecules are available to vie. Colors striations and layers can mean multiple compounds -therfore multiple minerals in a single specimen...
Thatas the cliff note version of why a rock is what it is Simon and Shuester or Charls chestermans is decent as well as Petersons field guide.&S is a standard oif you will...
It depends on the rock, it is a usually a collection of minerals in the rock that give it its color.
by Annette Donaldson 7 years ago
If you were a colour what colour would you be and why?If I was a colour I would love to say red, vibrant, firey, and sexy, but in fact Blue would suit me better, cool, clear headed and reliable. Boring.
by ii3rittles 6 years ago
What's your favorite color and why?For some reason I feel a persons favorite colors says something about them and where they are in life. My favorite color has varied over the years but I always find myself loving shades of blue. It's calming to the spirit and the essence of its beauty is like eye...
by Susan Britton 5 years ago
What is your favorite color?What does your favorite color say about you. My favorite color is blue and blue is suppose to be calming but that is not always me. Does your favorite color reflect who you are?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|