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Copy of The Rock Cycle Notes

Rock Cycle Notes for Foldable

Matthew Kollstedt

on 25 January 2013

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Transcript of Copy of The Rock Cycle Notes

Rocks • All rocks are solid. • All rocks are naturally occurring. All rocks are made of one or more minerals Some rocks are organic in origin. Igneous Rocks Formed from magma that has cooled and hardened. Types:

• Intrusive: formed inside the earth.
• Extrusive: formed at or near the surface of the earth. Examples: basalt Obsidian Granite Pumice Sedimentary Formed from sediments that are pressed and cemented together. Types:
•Clastic: pieces of rock cemented together.
•Chemical: evaporated from water.
•Organic: remains of living things. Examples: Chalk Conglomerate Limestone Gypsum Halite (salt) Sandstone The Rock Cycle Metamorphic Formed from sedimentary, igneous or other metamorphic rocks that are changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions. Types:
•Foliated: banded these rocks are MORE metamorphosed.
•Un-foliated: these rocks do not have bands. Examples: Gneiss Marble Quartzite Schist Slate
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