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metamorphism
the process in which one type of rock changes into metamorphic rock because of chemical process or change in temperature and preesure
compaction
the process in which the volume and porosity of a sediment is decreased by the weight of overlying sediments as a result of burial beneath other sediments
chemical sedimentary rock
sedimentary rock that forms when minerals precipitate from a solution or settle from a supension
mafic
describes magma or igneous rock that is rich in magnesium and iron and that is generally dark in color
organic sedimentary rock
sedimentary rock that forms from the remains of plants or animals
felsic
describes magma or igneous rock that is rich in feldspars and silica and that is generally light in color
extrusive ingeous rock
rock that forms from the cooling and solidification of lava at Earth's surface
rock cycle
the series of processes in witch rock forms, changes from one type to another, is destroyed, and forms again by geological processes
contact metamorphsim
a change in the texure, structure, or chemical composition of a rock due to contact with magma
reginal metamorphsim
a change in the texure, structure, or chemical composition of a rock due to changes in temperature and preesure over a large area, generally as a result of tectonic forces
igneous rock
rock that forms when magma cools and solidfies
Bowen's reaction series
the simplified pattern that illistrats the order in which minerals crystallize from cooling magma according to their chemical composition and melting point
clastic sedimentary rock
sedimentary rock that forms when fragments of preexisting rocks are compacted or cemented together
cementation
the process in which minerals presipitate into pore spaces between sediment grains and bind sediments together to form rock
intrusive igneous rock
rock formed from the cooling and solidification of magma beneath Earth's suface
foliation
the metamorphic rock texure in which mineral grains are arranged in planes or bands
nonfoliated
the metamorphic rock texure in which mineral grains are not arranged in planes or bands

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