Sedimentary
Igneous
Metamorphic
Vocabulary
Miscellaneous

100

the tendency for currents of air or water to separate sediments according to size is called
What is sorting

100

A rock that forms when magma cools and solidifies
What is igneous rocks

100

the process in which one type of rock changes into another because of chemical processes or changes in temperature or pressure
What is metamorphic rocks

100

the simplified pattern that illustrates the order in which minerals cyrstallize from cooling magma according to their chemical composition and melting point
What is Bowen's reaction series

100

Both of these rocks are considered to have layers or bands
What is metamorphic and sedimentary

200

In stratified layers of sedimentary rock, what is it called when sediment settles on the bottom and large grains settle on top? A.cross-beds B.massive beds C.graded beds D.reverse grading
What is reverse grading

200

magma or igneous rock that is generally dark in color?
What is mafic

200

a change in the texture, structure, or chemical composition of a rock due to changes in temperature and pressure over a large area
What is regional metamorphism

200

the series of processes in which rock forms, changes from one type to another, is destroyed, and forms again by geological processes
What is the rock cycle

200

molten rock below the earth's surface is called
What is magma

300

A rock that forms from the remains of plants and animals
What is organic sedimentary rock

300

A rock that forms from the cooling and solidification of lava at the earth's surface
What is extrusive igneous rock

300

Which of the following is NOT a foliated rock? A.marble B. gneiss C. slate D.schist
What is marble

300

the largest type of igneous intrusion
What is batholith

300

A lava flow is a type of
What is extrusion

400

layers and beds of sedimentary rock are examples of? A. sandstone B.massive beds C. stratification D. sea beds
What is stratification

400

Igneous rock textures are determined by?
What is crystal size

400

Most metamorphic rock forms as a result of
What is regional metamorphism

400

a rock texture in which mineral grains are arranged in planes or bands
What is foliation

400

which of the following is NOT a common depositional environment? A.plain B.river C. delta D. beach
What is plain