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Geography

Geography(Rocks)

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Name the three rock groups Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic
How are Igneous rocks formed? When magma is cooled down and solidified
How are Sedimentary rocks formed? The compressed remains of sea creatures,animals and fragments of rocks
How are metamorphic rocks formed? When sedimentary and igneous rocks are altered by high temperatures or presures
Give an example of an igneous rock Basalt, the Giants Causeway, Co.Antrim
Give an example of a sedimentary rock Limestone, the Burren, Co.Clare
Give an example of a metamorphic rock Marble, Connemara, Kilkenny
How is sandstone formed? When sand has worn away from the earths s crust and transported by wind and rivers
Give three examples of rock-based energy sources Coal, oil and gas
What is quarrying used for? Extracting rocks such as stone, gravel and sand
Created by: Chimozukee