Flashcards in 2.1 Rock Cycle Deck (13):
A naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter
The series of processes in which a rock forms, changes from one type to another, is destroyed, and forms again by geological processes.
The process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediments from one location to another.
The process in which material is laid down
The chemical make up of a rock; Describes either the minerals or other materials in the rock
The quality of a rock that is based on sizes, shapes, and positions of a rock's grains
The process in which water, wind, ice, and heat break down a rock
The movement in within the Earth that causes rocks inside the Earth to be moved to the Earth's surface
Grains of sand and other sediment are eroded from hills and mountains and wash down a river or ocean. Over time, the sediment forms thick layers on the ocean floor. Eventually, the grains of sediment are compacted and cemented to form _____________
When intense pressure and heat squeeze sedimentary rock to the surface, and it cools.
The hot liquid that forms when rock partially or completely melts.
Magma rises to Earth's crust, cools and sulfides to create _______