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a consolidated mixture of minerals.
igneous rock:
a rock formed by the crystallization of molten magma.
Sedimentary rock:
rock formed from the weathered products of preexisting rocks that have been transported , deposited, compacted, and cemented.
Metamorphic rock:
rock formed by the alteration of preexisting rock deep within earth ( but still in the solid state ) and heat, pressure, and/or chemically active fluids.
Rock cycle:
a model that illustrates the origin of the three basic rock types ad he interrelatedness of Earth materials and processes.
A body of molten rock found at depth, including any dissolved gases and crystals.
Magma that reaches Earth's surface
Extrusive igneous rock"
igneous rock that has formed on Earth's surface.
The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile agent, such as water, wind, or ice.
the process by which an agent of erosion loses energy and drops the sediment it is carrying; also the process by which water vapor is changed directly to a solid without passing through the liquid state
process y which sediments are squeezed together by the weight of overlaying materials driving out water.
Solidification of sediments by the deposition of dissolved minerals in the tiny spaces between the sedimentary particles.
Contact metamorphism:
changes in rock caused by the heat from a nearby magma body.