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chapter 5 (rocks)

Teacher: Mr. Branim
A series of process on the surface and inside the earth and changes 1 rock to another.
The process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass.
A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat and pressure or a chemical reaction.
The look and feel of a rocks surface determined by the size shape and pattern of a rocks grain
Sedimentary rock that forms when minerals crystallize into a solution.
Sedimentary rock that forms from remains of organisms deposited in thick layers.
Igneous that forms when magma hardens underneath the earths surface.
Igneous rock that forms from lava on earths surface.
A usually light colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust.
Term used to describe metamorphic rocks grains arranged in bands.
A dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in the oceanic crust.
The process by which sediments are pressed together under their own wait.
Sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together under high pressure.
A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together.
The process by which sediments settles out of the water and wind that is carrying it.
The destructive process by which water or wind loosens and carries away fragments of rock.
A structure of calcite skeletons built up by coral animals in warm shallow ocean water.
Small solid pieces of material that come from rocks or organisms.
A type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock.
The particles of a mineral or other rocks that give a rock its texture.