How Are Igneous Rocks Formed?

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Igneous rocks are formed underground or above the ground when the melted rock, called magma, deep inside the ground becomes trapped in tiny pockets. The magma becomes igneous rocks as the pockets of magma cool gradually underground. The rocks are also formed as a result of a volcanic eruption, causing the magma to rise above the earth's surface and the formation occurs as the lava cools above the ground.
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Igneous rock is formed when magma becomes solid after cooling. It is one of the three main types of rock. The other two types of rock are sedimentary and metamorphic.
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Igneous rocks are formed when magma crystallizes and cools into a solid form. There are two types of igneous rocks- intrusive. igneous rocks and. extrusive. igneous rocks. Intrusive
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Igneous rocks form when the magma cools & crystallizes. Volcanic occur on the Earth's
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Igneous rocks are volcanic in origin. They are the result of cooling magma. The magmatic content and rate of cooling are part of the determining factors in what igneous rock types
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Igneous rocks form when molten lava (magma) cools and turns to solid rock.
Examples include granite, pegmatite, and pumice.
Igneous rocks are formed when molten rock called magma cools down. The speed of the cooling process effects the size of grains in the rock. The faster the magma cools, the finer the grains will be.
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