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the series of processes that change one type of rock into another type of rock
a rock that forms from compressed or cemented layers of sediment
rock altered by pressure and heat or created
a type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface
A molten mixture of rock-forming substances, gases, and water from the mantle
Magma that reaches Earth's surface
Water and wind weaken rock and break it
The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.
The action or process of forming or depositing sediment
A change in the volume or shape of Earth's crust
The process by which atoms are arranged to form a material with a crystal structure
Anna turally occurring, inorganic solid formed in nature with a crystalline structure.
The continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
The change of a substance from a liquid to a gas
Gas to liquid
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface.
Phases of matter
solid, liquid, gas, plasma
a natural resource that can be replaced
a resource that cannot be replaced
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