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rock cycle

by Bralyn Williams

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Rock Cycle
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Igneous rock
Igneous rocks form when magma cools and crystallizes
Igneous rocks are found at volcanoes on the surface of the Earth or while the melted rock is still inside the crust
Examples of a Igneous rock
- Granite -  used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments, and many other exterior projects
- Basalt - in construction of building blocks or in the groundwork making cobblestones and in making statues
- Pumice -  a light-yet-abrasive stone used to remove dry, dead skin
sedimentary rock
Sedimentary rocks are formed from deposits of pre-existing rocks or pieces of once-living organism that accumulate on the Earth's surface
this rock is carried in rivers and deposited in lakes and oceans
sedimentary examples
- sandstone -liners for steel furnaces as building stone
-  limestone -building construction
- shale -  source material in the ceramics industry to make brick, tile, and pottery
metaphoric rock
Metamorphic rocks form when rocks are subjected to high heat high pressure hot mineral-rich fluids or more commonly some combination of these factors
these rocks are found deep within the Earth or where tectonic plates meet
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