the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface
What is Deposition?
The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process
What is Mafic?
Mafic is an adjective describing a silicate mineral or rock that is rich in magnesium and iron
What is Erosion?
the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, and waves
What is Felsic?
Is an igneous rock that is rich of feldspar and quartz
What is igneous rock?
Igneous rocks form as liquid magma cools, forming crystal structured rocks
What is the Rock Cycle?
cycle of processes undergone by rocks in the earth's crust, involving igneous intrusion, uplift, erosion, transportation, deposition as sedimentary rock, metamorphism, remelting, and further igneous intrusion.
What is intrusive?
having been forced between preexisting rocks or rock layers while in a molten or plastic condition.
What is Composition?
the nature of something's ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up
What is Extrusive?
mode of igneous volcanic rock formation in which hot magma from inside the Earth flows out (extrudes) onto the surface as lava or explodes violently into the atmosphere to fall back as pyroclastics or tuff.
What are intrusive igneous rocks?
Igneous rocks that form below the Earth’s surface
What are extrusive igneous rocks?
Igneous rocks that form above the Earth’s surface
What is clastic sedimentary rock?
Clastic sedimentary rocks are made of little pieces of other rocks called sediment
What is chemical sedimentary rock?
Chemical rocks are not made of pieces of sediment. Instead, they have mineral crystals made from elements that are dissolved in water
What is organic sedimentary rock?
The hard parts of animals, such as bones and shells, can become cemented together over time to make this