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SlavensCh4RockCycle

characteristics and processes of rocks and the rock cycle

TermDefinition
What is a naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals and organic matter? rock
Name the process in which sediment is dropped and comes to rest. deposition
The quality of a rock based on size and shape of the mineral grains. texture
What is the process by which sediment if removed from it's source? erosion
What is the chemical makeup of a rock? composition
Sedimentary rock is formed through the process of? cementation
Besides texture, how else are rocks classified? composition
What has to increase for metamorphism to occur? temperature and pressure
When magma cools quickly, what kind of texture does rock have? fine-grained
What is the process in which water, wind, and heat break down rock? weathering
What kind of metamorphic rock has its mineral grains arranged in stripes or bands? foliated
A rock is a mixture of mineral crystals
What type of sedimentary rock forms from the cementation of rock or mineral fragments. clastic sedimentary
What type of sedimentary rock forms when minerals crystallize out of solution? chemical sedimentary
What type of metamorphism occurs deep within Earth away from magma sources? regional metamorphism
What type of metamorphism occurs near sources of underground magma? contact metamorphism
When rocks recrystallize they form less stable or more stable crystals? more stable
What is limestone primarily made of? organic material
How would you describe the texture of a nonfoliated rock? mineral grains are not in an organized pattern
Created by: cslavens