Amineral forms from water at the edge of a lake. which statements best describe this mineral? check all that apply. the mineral formed from lava. the mineral formed through evaporation. the mineral formed when hot water cooled. the mineral crystallized from magma. the mineral crystallized from dissolved elements and compounds.
The answers are;The mineral formed through evaporationThe mineral crystallized from dissolved elements and compounds
As the water of the lake evaporates due to high sunlight intensity, the lake waters become saturated because the reduced volume of the lake still dissolves the same amount of mineral elements. The minerals begin to crystallize and precipitate to form salt rocks. As the waters of the lake shores recede due to evaporation, the salty rocks are exposed.
B) The mineral formed through evaporation.
E) The mineral crystallized from dissolved elements and compounds.
The mineral formed through evaporation.
The mineral crystallized from dissolved elements and compounds.
A lake water is a small water body, that receives water from surface runoff or water from sources like river, ocean, rivers and others. As, it obtains water from other distinct sources, it is a rich source of minerals. Minerals are inorganic substances found inside the earth crust. These minerals not only found inside the water of the lake but can also be found at the edges. This is because of the following reasons:
The mineral formed through evaporation: The water soluble minerals gets deposited at the edges as the water evaporates.
The mineral crystallized from dissolved elements and compounds: The dissolved elements and compounds gets crystallized as minerals at the edges when the water is lost in the process of evaporation.