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depositCollection of sediment that has been dropped by wind, water, or another agent of erosion.
sedimentSmall particle of soil or rock deposited by wind, water, or another agent of erosion.
extrusive rock Igneous rock that forms on Earth’s surface from rapidly cooling lava.
intrusive rock Igneous rock that forms beneath Earth’s surface from slowly cooling magma.
cementationSticking together of sediments by mineral crystals from fluids.
compactionSqueezing together of sediments by the weight of overlying sediments.
fossilPreserved remains or traces of a once-living organism.
contact metamorphismChanges in rock due to heating by contact with hot magma.
foliationFormation of layers in rock due to extreme pressure.
regional metamorphismChanges in rock over a large area due to pressure from other rock.
stableState of minerals in rock after metamorphism.
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