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OE - Unit 2

Definitions- Rock Cycle

element substance that cannot be broken apart such as oxygen and silicon
mineral an inorganic compound of one or more elements found in the lithosphere. example quartz and sulphur
rocks a combination of minerals, example granite
igneous rock formed by magma
sedimentary rock formed by sediments
metamorphic rock formed through heat and pressure
foliation distinctive lines within rock, where minerals form layers within the rock
cementation and compaction creation of sedimentary rock- where layers or minerals deposit on one another AND where minerals under pressure push out water sticking together
shale sedimentary rock
granite igneous
anthracite metamorphic