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8th- Metamorphic Roc

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metamorphic rocks rocks that form from heat and pressure
daughter rocks metamorphic rocks that form from another rock
parent rocks original rock that a metamorphic rock is made from; can be igneous, sedimentary, or another metamorphic rock
dynamic (regional) metamorphism process by which metamorphic rocks are formed when intense heat and pressure squeeze rocks together; occurs where mountains are formed
foliation parallel layers or bands of minerals that form on metamorphic rock due to the intense pressure
foliated a rock that displays foliation
non-foliated a rock that does not display foliation
contact (local or thermal) metamorphism process by which metamorphic rocks are formed when heat from a magma chamber heat the surrounding rocks and chemical change occurs
Created by: holtzmanscience