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IE 5.1 Classifying Rocks
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rock forming minerals
One of the common minerals that make up most of the rocks of Earth's crust.
A usually light colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust.
A dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust.
The particles of minerals or other rocks that give a rock its texture.
The look and feel of a rock's surface.
A type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface.
A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together.
A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions.
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