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Types of Rocks

Types of Rocks

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Liz LaRosahttp://www.middleschoolscience.com2010Images from Geology.com unless otherwise noted
 
A rock is a naturally occurring solidmixture of one or more minerals, ororganic matter
Rocks are classified by how theyare formed, their composition, andtexture
Rocks change over time throughthe rock cycle
 
Igneous rock begins as magma.
Magma can form:
When rock is heated
When pressure is released
When rock changes composition
Magma freezes between
700 °C and 1,250 °C
Magma is a mixture of many minerals
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/create/igneous.htm

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