Rock Cycle

Weathering and Erosion

                Weathering and erosion is defined as wear away or a change of the appearance or texture of something by long exposure to the air and or weather.

Transport and Deposition

                   Deposition is the process in which sediments, soil, and rocks are added to a landform or land mass and transportation is when the movement of material across the Earth's surface by water, wind, ice or gravity.

Sedimentation

                The natural process in which material (such as stones and sand) is carried to the bottom of a body of water and forms a solid layer

Cementation

Cementation: the binding together of particles or other things by cement.

Sedimentary Rock

          Sedimentary rocks are types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water.

Burial, High Temperature & Pressure

All of these components put together create a metamorphic rock with burial, in other words underground, with high temperatures, pressure and time create metamorphic rocks.

Metamorphic Rock

Rock that was once one form of rock but has changed to another under the influence of heat, pressure, or some other agent without passing through a liquid phase.

Melting

To become liquefied by warmth or heat, as ice, snow, butter, or metal.

Magma and molten crust

Magma is molten material beneath or within the earth's crust, from which igneous rock is formed. Molten crust is the portion of the earth, between the crust and the core.

Magma

Magma is molten material beneath or within the earth's crust, from which igneous rock is formed.

Intrusive Rock

Intrusive rocks are magma forced into cavities or cracks of other rocks and crystallized but not reaching the surface.

Extrusive Rock

Extrusive rock, any rock derived from magma (molten silicate material) that was poured out or ejected at the Earth’s surface.

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