Igneous rock



Igneous rock


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Igneous rock


Meaning of term igneous rock

Rocks formed when molten magma cools. Igneous rocks are divided into two main categories: Plutonic rocks result when magma cools and crystallizes slowly within the Earth's crust (e.g., granite), while volcanic rocks result from magma reaching the surface


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