What Is the Difference between Igneous Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks?

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Igneous rocks are formed from cooling of molten rocks; metamorphic rocks are formed from old parent rocks undergoing intense heat and pressure while sedimentary rocks are formed in layers as a result of moderate pressure on accumulated sediments. Igneous rocks contain useful minerals such as feldspar; sedimentary rocks have a classic texture useful for masonry and construction while metamorphic rocks have a crystalline nature that provides useful information about earths crust temperatures. The rocks are responsible for formation of the earth's crust.
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Igneous rocks are made from volcanoes (lava, magma, ashes, plutons, etc.), sedimentary rocks are formed from sediments (sandstone, shale/mudstone, conglomerate), and metamorphic rocks
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Igneous rocks (etymology from Latin ignis, fire) are rocks formed by solidification of cooled magma (molten rock), with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive
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Sedimentary rock is created as follows: 1. A rock (any type) is eroded by some means. 2. That eroded material is carried (wind or water), and is eventually deposited someplace. 3.
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