Where are intrusive igneous rocks found?


Where are intrusive igneous rocks found?

One of Two Types of Igneous Rock:

Igneous rock is formed by the cooling of magma, or molten rock. There are two types of igneous rock: intrusive and extrusive. Intrusive igneous rock forms underneath the earth's crust when magma becomes trapped. This process can take millions of years, during which time crystals grow to be large and prominent within the rock.

Answer and Explanation:

Intrusive igneous rocks are found in large underground rock bodies known as plutons. The different types of plutons, which vary by size, shape and...

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