The Rock Cycle Thinking about relationships among the major rock groups
Major Rock Groups <ul><li>Igneous </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formed from a melt (molten rock) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pluton...
Fig. 2.9 MAGMA
MAGMA Crystallization IGNEOUS
MAGMA IGNEOUS Plutonic Crystallization
MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic Crystallization
MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic Uplift Crystallization Weathering
MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT Uplift Crystallization Weathering SEDIMENT
MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY Uplift Crystallization Weathering Erosion Transport Deposition
MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY Uplift Crystallization Weathering Erosion Transport Deposition
MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY METAMORPHIC Uplift Burial Increased P&T Crystallization Weathering Er...
MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY METAMORPHIC Uplift Burial Increased P&T Melting Crystallization Weath...
MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY METAMORPHIC Uplift Burial Increased P&T Melting Crystallization Weath...
<ul><li>The rock cycle demonstrates the relationships among the three major rock groups </li></ul><ul><li>It is powered by...
 
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  1. 1. The Rock Cycle Thinking about relationships among the major rock groups
  2. 2. Major Rock Groups <ul><li>Igneous </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formed from a melt (molten rock) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plutonic (intrusive):slow cooling and crystallization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volcanic (extrusion): quick cooling at the surface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sedimentary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formed at the Earth’s surface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clastic (Mineral Fragments or grains, clays) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical (crystalline chemical/biochemical precipitates) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metamorphic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changed by pressure, temperature and fluids. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Fig. 2.9 MAGMA
  4. 4. MAGMA Crystallization IGNEOUS
  5. 5. MAGMA IGNEOUS Plutonic Crystallization
  6. 6. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic Crystallization
  7. 7. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic Uplift Crystallization Weathering
  8. 8. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT Uplift Crystallization Weathering SEDIMENT
  9. 9. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY Uplift Crystallization Weathering Erosion Transport Deposition
  10. 10. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY Uplift Crystallization Weathering Erosion Transport Deposition
  11. 11. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY METAMORPHIC Uplift Burial Increased P&T Crystallization Weathering Erosion Transport Deposition
  12. 12. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY METAMORPHIC Uplift Burial Increased P&T Melting Crystallization Weathering Erosion Transport Deposition Can you see any shortcuts?
  13. 13. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY METAMORPHIC Uplift Burial Increased P&T Melting Crystallization Weathering Erosion Transport Deposition
  14. 14. <ul><li>The rock cycle demonstrates the relationships among the three major rock groups </li></ul><ul><li>It is powered by the interior heat of the Earth </li></ul><ul><li>As well as earth’s momentum and… </li></ul><ul><li>The energy from the sun </li></ul><ul><li>It involves processes on the Earth’s surface as well as the Earth’s interior </li></ul><ul><li>It connects the “hydrologic cycle” with the “tectonic cycle”. </li></ul>In Conclusion…
  15. 16. MAGMA Volcanic IGNEOUS Plutonic SEDIMENT SEDIMENTARY METAMORPHIC Uplift Burial Increased P&T Melting Crystallization Weathering Erosion Transport Deposition

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