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All About Rocks

Help you to remember stuff about rocks/geology

TermDefinition
Parent Rocks The original rock from which the product rock is formed. Ex:Limestone --> Marble
Banded-Foliated Rocks Rocks that have lines, or bands. Ex:Sandstone
Nonbanded-Nonfoliated Rocks Rocks that have no lines or bands. Ex:Shale
Regional Metamorphism Rocks are buried were there is heat and pressure pushing down on them.
Metamorphic Rock A new rock that has been formed from existing rocks, heat and pressure.
Lithification When sediments are compact and under pressure.
Cementation The binding or “gluing” together of rocks by cement.
Clastic(Classic) Sedimentary Rocks When pieces of rocks, minerals and organic materials are cemented together. Ex:Shale
Organic Sedimentary Rocks Form from the remains of plants and animals. Ex:Coal
Chemical Sedimentary Rocks Forms when water is rich with dissolved minerals. Ex:Salt
Sedimentary Rocks When layers of material such as sand, hardens over time. Ex:Sandstone
Intrusive Rocks Form Inside the Earth, cool Slowly and the crystals are large. Ex:Granite
Extrusive Rocks Form outside of the Earths surface, cools fast and the crystals are small. Ex:Obsidian
Created by: BurkeE.21