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Rock cycle

The series of processes in which a rock forms, changes from one type to another, is destroyed, and forms again by geological processes

Rock

A naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter

Erosion

The process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sedmient from one location to another

Deposition

The process in which material is laid down

Intrusive

Rock formed from the cooling and solidification of magma beneath the Earth's surface

Extrusive

Rock that forms as result of volcanic activity at or near the Earth's surface

Strata

Layers of rock

Stratification

The process in which sedimentary rocks are arranged in layers

Foliated

the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are arranged in planes or bands

nonfoliated

the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are not arranged in planes or bands

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