Chamical Weathering : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

Chemical weathering always results in the creation of what kind of minerals?

-- Shannon Davis (, April 04, 2001


Chemical weathering can result from several processes such as hydration, hydrolysis,dissolution,ect., some minerals are less stable then others and weather faster (such as plagioclase feldspar and olivine). The process of weathering involves the breakdown of a primary mineral to a secondary more stable mineral. Each of the weathering processes and their mineral products are illustrated on

-- Kelly Wirth (, April 06, 2001.

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