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An introduction to geology
An introduction to geology

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Week 2: Metals, metals everywhere

Introduction to Week 2

So far, this course has explored different rock types and how they are formed, before briefly introducing you to tectonic plate theories.

Studying things that occur over timescales of hundreds of thousands or even millions of years at the bottom of the oceans or in volcanoes can feel slightly abstract. This week shows how geology affects your daily life, by looking at the geology that goes into your smartphone.