rock - a naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter
rock cycle- the series of processes in which a rock changes forms, changes from one type to another, is destroyed, and forms again by geological processes.
erosion- the process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another.
deposition- the process in which material is laid down
composition- the chemical makeup of a rock; describes either the minerals or other materials in rock
foliated- the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are arranged in planes or bands
texture- the quality of a rock that is based on the sizes, shapes, and positions of the rock’s grains
strata- layers of rock
nonfoliated rock- the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are NOT arranged in planes or bands
igneous rock- forms when hot, liquid rock (magma) cools and solidifies
sedimentary rock- forms when weathered rock is compressed and then cemented together
metamorphic rock- created when the structure, texture, or composition of a rock
changes due to heat, pressure, or a combination of both
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