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The Rock Cycle

An in depth presentation of the cycle of rocks over millions of years

Will Craft

on 25 May 2013

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Transcript of The Rock Cycle

Igneous Rocks The cooling of molten rock forms igneous rocks Intrusive and Extrusive Intrusive igneous rocks are formed from the cooling of magma under the surface. Intrusive, or plutonic, have bigger crystals than extrusive igneous rock.

Extrusive, or volcanic igneous rock cools above the surface, a lot faster than intrusive therefore has smaller crystals. The Rock Cycle The Transformation of Rocks over Millions of Years Sedimentary Rocks The compaction of sediments forms sedimentary rocks Metamorphic Rock The heat and pressure of rocks forms metamorphic rock Metamorphic Rocks Granite Gneiss Sandstone Quartzite Limestone Marble Shale Slate Hornfels Phyllite Schist
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