Rocks

I

Igneous – A rock that is formed through the solidification of molten rock.

M

Metamorphic rock – A rock transformed by heat, pressure, or both, into another rock.

Metasomatism – Process that changes the composition of a rock or mineral by the addition or replacement of chemicals.

Meteor – A rock from space that is completely vapourized while travelling through Earth’s atmosphere.

Meteorite – A rock from space that reaches the Earth’s surface.

S

Sedimentary rock – Rock that originates on Earth as an accumulation of sediments or precipitates from water.

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