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 Earth, and everything that lives on it, is composed of certain fundamental elements. These elements can be found on the periodic table. The lithosphere has trace amounts of a
The lithosphere is composed of oceanic crust (mostly basalt), continental crust (mostly granitic), and the rigid uppermost mantle. The material of the lithosphere is rock; igneous
The Earth's lithosphere is made of rock! In general, there are 3 types of rocks,
continental rocks are made largely of granite and similar rock. oceanic plates are made mostly of basalt, gabbro and similar rock. Source(s)
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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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