Is diorite an igneous rock?


Is diorite an igneous rock?

A Major Type of Rock:

An igneous rock is one of three major types of rock found in and on the earth. Igneous rock forms from magma, or molten rock originating deep within the earth. When magma cools either below the earth's surface or outside of the earth when expelled as lava, its minerals and crystals solidify and bind together to form rock.

Answer and Explanation:

Diorite is a type of intrusive igneous rock. Intrusive igneous rocks are those that form within the earth. When magma becomes trapped below the...

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Intrusive Igneous Rock: Definition & Examples

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