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Swift Ch 3 part 2


Extrusive rock igneous rock that forms lava on Earth's surface
Intrusive rock igneous rock that forms when magna harden beneath Earth's surface
Sediment smalll, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or organisms
Erosion the process by whic water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered rock and soiled
Deposition the process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind that is carrying it
Compaction the process by which sediments are pressed together under their own weight
Cementation the process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass
Clastic rock sedimentarty rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together under high pressure
Organic rock sedimentary rock that forms from remains of organisms deposited in thick layers
Chemical rock sedimentary rock that forms when minerals crystallize from a solution
Foliated term used to describe metamorphic rocks that have grains arranged in parallel layers or bands
Rock cycle a series of processes on Earth's surface and in the crust and mantle that slowly change rocks from one kind to another
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