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The process in which minerals precipitate into pore spaces between sediment grains and bind sediments together to form rock.
structure in which relatively thin layers are inclined at an angle to the main bedding. Formed by currents of wind or water.
a change in the texture, structure, or chemical composition of a rock due to changes in temperature and pressure over a large area, generally as a result of tectonic forces.
a change in the texture, structure, or chemical composition of a rock due to contact with magma.
occurs when very hot water reacts with rock, altering its mineralogy and chemistry
The texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are not arranged in planes or bands
A large crystal surrounded by a much finer grained matrix of other minerals in a metamorphic rock.
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