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Rock Cycle

grain the particles of minerals or other rocks that give a rock its texture
texture the look and feel of a rock's surface, determined by the size, shape, and pattern of a rock's grain
granite a usually light-colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust
rock cycle a series of processes on the surface and inside Earth that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another
extrusive rock igneous rock that forms from lava on Earth's surface
clastic rock sedimentary 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
metamorphic rock a type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions
intrusive rock igneous rock that forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface
rock-forming material any of the common minerals that make up most of the rocks of Earth's crust
compaction the process by which sediments are pressed together under their own weight
deposition process in which sediment is laid down in new locations
basalt a dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust
cementration the process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into 1 mass
sedimentary rock a type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together
sediment small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or the remains of organisms; earth materials deposited by erosion
weathering the chemical and physical processes that break down rock and other substances
foliated term used to describe metamorphic rocks that have grains arranged in parallel layers or bands
erosion the processes by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered particles of rock and soil
igneous rock a type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface
Created by: Crazylolo10