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Both types of igneous rocks comprise a mixture of different minerals.As igneous rocks cool, mineral crystals form following a specific sequence.s the creation/evolution debate continues, there has been an increasing sophistication of certain Creationist arguments and publications.It can be an especially difficult challenge when the Creationist author has professional credentials and has published in mainstream scientific journals.This was never fully successful as the size/intensity of an observed damage halo was also a function of the abundance of radionuclides present in the inclusion, and the crystalline structure of the host mineral. First is his contention that the granitic rocks from which samples reportedly came constitute the "primordial" crust of the Earth.

Geologists classify rocks into three main categories - sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic - based on the way in which they form.Metamorphic rocks represent alterations of precursor sedimentary, igneous, or other metamorphic rocks.Through the cycles of burial, folding, faulting, and subduction of crustal plates, rocks get pushed and dragged down to depths where - under heat and pressure - changes take place.One such individual is Robert Gentry, who holds a Master's degree in Physics (and an honorary doctorate from the fundamentalist Columbia Union College).For over thirteen years he held a research associate's position at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he was part of a team which investigated ways to immobilize nuclear waste.These haloes were considered to be the result of damage to the crystal structure of the host minerals caused by high energy alpha particles.

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