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What are the characteristics of the mantle?

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Characteristics of the mantle are;

  • Consist of mainly of igneous rocks
  • Contain iron and magnesium
  • Average density of 3.0 - 3.3g/cm3
  • Rocks are more elastic/remain in semi molten state
  • Temperature ranges between between 10000c to 30000c due to radioactive decay
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