Flashcards - Igneous Rocks

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igneous rock
Igneous rock is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic
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Pluton
In geology, a pluton is a body of intrusive igneous rock that is crystallized from magma slowly cooling below the surface of the Earth
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Pluton
In geology, a pluton is a body of intrusive igneous rock that is crystallized from magma slowly cooling below the surface of the Earth
igneous rock
Igneous rock is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic
Mafic rocks
Mafic is an adjective describing a silicate mineral or rock that is rich in magnesium and iron, and is thus a portmanteau of magnesium and ferric
phaneritic rocks
A phanerite is an igneous rock having the grains of its essential minerals large enough to be seen macroscopically, i
geothermal gradient
Geothermal gradient is the rate of increasing temperature with respect to increasing depth in the Earth's interior

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