GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Weathering Process Duration Statistics

The length of time required for different weathering processes to occur varies based on factors such as climate, rock type, and geological conditions.

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"Roughly 95% of Earth's crust is affected by weathering at any one moment, indicating the virtually constant nature of the weathering process."

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"Mineral weathering can reach rates of 1mm to 200mm per thousand years in some environments."

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"Weathering of granite under humid conditions occurs at a pace of 1 cm every 10,000 years."

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"Weathering in desert conditions produces an erosion rate of 0.005 mm/year which translates to 1 cm every 2,000 years."

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"The limestone Petra monument in Jordan has experienced significant weathering and erosion over the past 2000 years."

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"Acid rain can accelerate the weathering process, leading to faster degradation of buildings, statues and other structures."

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"In the Burren, a limestone region in Ireland, the weathering process has been proceeding for over 300 million years."

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"In the Siberian region, it can take up to 450 years to completely weather gypsum rocks."

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"Basalt weathering in Iceland happens at a rate of about 1mm every eight to eighty years, depending on factors like temperature."

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"Limestone caves weathering progress usually takes thousands to hundreds of thousands of years."

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"Chemical weathering of basalt and andesite differs, taking approximately 306,938 and 358,050 years respectively in the western Cascade Range of Oregon."

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"In the tropical rainforest, the weathering rate of rock is estimated to be 50-250 mm per 1,000 years."

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"The rate of weathering of volcanic ash can reach up to 1mm per year, significantly faster than most other rock types."

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"Differential weathering, where softer rocks erode faster than harder ones, can occur at a rate of 1cm per 100 years."

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