The Rock Cycle
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Geologists classify rocks into three groups according to the major earth process that formed them. The three groups are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

Geologists classify rocks into three groups according to the major earth process that formed them. The three groups are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

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  • 1. The Rock CycleMining Matters II ◆ The Earth’s CrustIgneous RockMetamorphic RockSedimentary RockMagmaMagmaIgneous RockMELTINGCOOLINGMetamorphic RockIgneousIntrusivePlutonicRockVolcanicExtrusiveIgneousRockAshHeatandPressureLavaHeatandPressureErosionWeatheringSedimentaryRockDepositionTransportationHeatandPressureLithificationSediment to Sedimentary RockLayers of LavaSand, Gravel, SiltMELTING