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Rock Cycle

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Igneous Rock
formed by the fooling of magma or lava

examples: granite & basalt
Sedimentary Rock
formed through the compaction and cementation of sediments - can contain fossils

exmples: sandstone & limestone
Metamorphic Rck
formed when rocks are changed by heat and pressure

examples: gneiss & marble
Magma
mixture of molten rock inside of the Earth
Lava
mixture of molten rock on Earth's surface
Weathering
Process of breaking down rock
Erosion
Process of sediment moving from one place to another
Deposition
Process of sediment being laid down (deposited)
Volcanic Activity
Process of magma rising to Earth's surface and cooling
Melting
Process of changing from a solid to a liquid
Heat and Pressure
Process that changes the composition of the rock.
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