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The formation of mineral grains from cooling magma.
The transport of weathered materials and sediments by water, wind, ice, or gravity.
A rock formed from cooled magma.
A rock that forms from a previous rock that is exposed to heat and/or pressure.
A solid state change in an existing rock due to high temperature and/or pressure that creates a
Exposed rock formations that are attached to the ground.
Solid substance that separates out of a liquid to form a solid, usually when the liquid evaporates.
The never-ending cycle in which one rock type changes into another rock type.
Small particle of soil or rock deposited by wind or water.
A rock that forms from the compaction of sediments or the precipitation of material from a
Sediments are laid down in a deposit.
The chemical or physical breakdown of rocks, soils or minerals at Earth's surface.
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