What Is the Lithosphere Made of?


The lithosphere is the solid outer zone of the Earth that is made up of crust and the upper layer of the mantle. It is divided into a number of constantly moving plates of solid rock that hold the continents and oceans.
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The lithosphere is composed of the oceanic and continental crusts, along with the attached hard, brittle rock of the uppermost mantle.
The Earth consists of three layers: the crust, the mantle and the core. The core, the innermost layer, is rich in iron and very dense. It can be further subdivided into the inner
A subduction zone will act to "recycle" oceanic lithosphere back into the mantle. However they also cause volcanism which actually also helps "build or thicken"
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The lithosphere is the solid outer layer of the earth and is made up of the crust and the upper layer of the mantle. Specifically the lithosphere is made up of igneous rock. You can find more information here: http://www.universetoday.com/guide-to-space/earth/lithosphere/
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