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a type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the
igneous rock that forms from lava on Earth's surface
igneous rock that forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface
a type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together.
small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or organisms.
the destructive process in which water or wind loosens and carries away fragments of rock.
particles deposited as loosely packed sediment
particles squeezed together under great pressure
particles glued together as mineral solutions harden
form from an accumulations of little pieces of broken up rock which have piled up by compaction and cementation over long periods of time (sedimentary)
form when standing water evaporates, leaving dissolved minerals behind over long periods of time (sedimentary)
form from the accumulation of plant or animal debris which have piled up by compaction and cementation over long periods of time (sedimentary)
a type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure or chemical reaction
term used to describe metamorphic rocks that have grains arranged in parallel layers or bands (metamorphic)
term used to describe metamorphic rocks that the mineral grains are arranged randomly
a series of processes on the surface and inside Earth that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another.
molten rock below the Earth's surface
molten rock on the Earth's surface
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