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Metamorphic Rock

Metamorphic rocks formed when the minerals of which igneous or sedimentary rocks were formed underwent chemical changes from weathering.

"Metamorphic" means "changed" rock. Metamorphic rocks exchange material with the atmosphere and with neighboring rocks.

Metamorphism comes in two different kinds:


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Metamorphic Rock

Metamorphic rocks formed when the minerals of which igneous or sedimentary rocks were formed underwent chemical changes from weathering.

"Metamorphic" means "changed" rock. Metamorphic rocks exchange material with the atmosphere and with neighboring rocks.

Metamorphism comes in two different kinds:


This is a view of the Earth.
Click on image for full size version (40K GIF)
Image from: NOAA

Go to a listing of Rocks by mineral group


Metamorphic Rock

Metamorphic rocks formed when the minerals of which igneous or sedimentary rocks were formed underwent chemical changes from weathering.

"Metamorphic" means "changed" rock. Metamorphic rocks exchange material with the atmosphere and with neighboring rocks.


This is a view of the Earth.
Click on image for full size version (40K GIF)
Image from: NOAA

Go to a listing of Rocks by mineral group



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