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This puzzle contains vocabulary terms and phrases about Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rocks.

extrusive process in which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together
sedimentary ancient Egyptians used this for statues
clastic Simon and this singer sang "I Am A Rock."
silica occurs when running water or wind loosen and carry away the fragments of rock
nonfoliated rocks that formed from lava that erupted onto Earth's surface
quartzite ...around the Christmas tree
rockin metamorphic rock formed from granite
intrusive rocks that are classified according to their origin, texture, and mineral composition
chemical large crystals scattered on a background of much smaller crystals
sediment heat and pressure deep beneath Earth's surface can change any rock into this kind of rock
porphyritic sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together
marble great heat and pressure changes this rock to slate
granite these gather no moss and this is also the name of a rock and roll group
deposition mineral grains in these rocks are arranged randomly
igneous small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things
garfunkel rocks that formed when magma hardened beneath Earth's surface
sandstone compaction and cementation changes sediment to this kind of rock
rollingstones forms where the remains of plants and animals are deposited in thick layers
organic rocks that have their grains arranged in parallel layers or bands
cementation Taj Mahal is made of this rock
shale forms when minerals that are dissolved in a solution crystallize
erosion process that presses sediments together
compaction White House is made of this
foliated lava that is low in this usually forms dark-colored rocks
gneiss process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind carrying it
metamorphic metamorphic rock formed from sandstone

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