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Ch 3 Reading Assessment.docx

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Ch 3 Reading Assessment Evaluate the following statement - Almost all natural rocks are consolidated aggregates of minerals. True An igneous rock is fine-grained. What kind of rock is it, and how did it form? volcanic rock; it cooled quickly on the surface of the earth An igneous rock is weathered down to rock fragments; what typically happens to the fragments? They are transported and deposited into sediment banks, then undergoing lithification to form sedimentary rock Loose sediment is converted into consolidated sedimentary rock by compaction and cementation A plutonic rock results from slow cooling under the Earth's surface Evaluate the following statement: Chemical weathering causes rocks to disintegrate into smaller rocks or into even smaller grains. False Sedimentary rocks form at Earth's surface environment Evaluate the following statement: A metamorphic rock can become a sedimentary rock through melting of the metamorphic rock and the growth of new minerals.
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