Gold Diggers Vocab 1
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The process in which sediments are "glued" together by minerals that are deposited by water
The process in which sediment is squeezed and in which the size of the pore space between sediment grains reduced by the weight and pressure of overlaying layers.
The laying down of sediment carried by wind, water, or ice.
The process of when weathered rock and soil particles are moved from place to place by wind, water, or ice.
Formed above ground; small no crystals, fine-grained texture.
Formed below ground; large or small crystals, coarse-grained texture.
Molten, hot liquefied, rock that has reached Earth's surface (typically though volcanic activity)
Molten, or hot liquefied, rock located deep below Earth's surface.
A rock that has changed due to extreme heat and/or pressure (without melting)
A naturally-occurring, inorganic solid.
Naturally occurring aggregates (combinations) of one or more minerals.
A model that describes the formation, breakdown, and reformation of a rock as a result of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic process.
Formed from sediments (rock fragments, mineral grains, animal or plant remains) that are compacted or cemented together.
Formed by breaking down of rocks through weathering.
Formed by chemical reactions, primarily in the ocean.
The process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization.
The process by which Earth's materials are BROKEN DOWN by natural processes (water, wind, ice, chemicals, etc.) into smaller pieces or sediments.