What type of igneous rock is diorite?


What type of igneous rock is diorite?

Formation of Igneous Rock:

Igneous rock is a type of rock formed from the cooling of molten rock, known as magma. Magma comes from deep inside the earth where temperatures are extremely hot. It forms rock when it becomes trapped below the earth's crust and cools over a very long period of time. Rock also forms when magma erupts from volcanoes in the form of lava and quickly cools.

Answer and Explanation:

Diorite is a type of intrusive igneous rock that forms below the earth's crust. Rock that forms from magma inside the earth is called intrusive...

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Intrusive Igneous Rock: Definition & Examples

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