rock forming minerals
the common minerals that make up most of the rocks in Earth's crust
a generally light colored rock that has high silica content
a dark colored rock that is low in silica
particles of minerals or other rocks that make up most rocks
the look and feel of a rocks surface
a type of rock that forms from the cooling of magma.
a type of rock that forms when particles of other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together
a type of rock that forms when existing rock is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions
igneous rock formed from lava that erupted onto earths surface.
igneous rock that is formed when magma hardened beneath earths surface
a materials formed from oxygen and silicon
small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things.
when running water, wind, or ice, loosen and carry away fragments of rock.
the process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind carrying it.
the process that presses sediments together
the process in which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together
a sedimentary rock that forms when fragments of rock are squeezed together.
when minerals that are dissolved in a solution crystallize
skeletons that grow together to form a structure.
metamorphic rocks that have their grains arranged in parallel layers or bands
a series of processes on earths surface that slowly change rocks from one kind to another.
forms where the remains of plants and animals are deposited in thick layers.