GLG 101 Metamorphic Rocks Checkpoint

GLG 101 Metamorphic Rocks Checkpoint - cleavage plane that...

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Metamorphic Rocks Checkpoint A metaphoric rock is the transformation of an existing rock and comes from the sedimentary rocks sandstone, shale, basalt which is an igneous rock and limestone. These rocks are subject to heat pressure that will cause physical and chemical change within the rocks. Metaphoric rocks have to come from the rocks that are the most abundant. These rocks are formed through heat buildup within sedimentary and igneous rocks. This built up pressure causes them to sedimentary and igneous rocks to change and morph into a metamorphic rock. The two categories of metaphoric rocks are foliated and non-foliated. The rocks that are foliated have a
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Unformatted text preview: cleavage plane that is created due to stress. An example of this would be this taking place within a rock would be with slate, which is a form of metamorphic rock that comes from shale. Non-foliated rocks are different from foliated because they do not have a pattern that shows strain. An example of a non-foliated rock could be marble. Rocks that lack minerals, distinctive growth habits and applied pressure on all sides will not be foliated. These are just a few of the distinguishing characteristics that separate the two categories of metamorphic rocks....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course GLG 101 taught by Professor Brewer during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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