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Types of igneous rocks

There are two basic types of igneous rocks i.e. Intrusive Igneous rocks and Extrusive igneous rocks. Intrusive igneous rocks are those, which crystallize below the earth’s surface, and remain buried until the earth’s surface is eroded, while the extruded igneous rocks are those, which erupt onto the surface, where they cool quickly to form small …

Occurrence of Igneous Rocks

The interior of the earth is very hot. Due to this intense heat, the internal matter of the earth is molten. The molten material of the earth is known as Magma. Magma is produced deep in the earth’s crust where temperatures are very high ranging from 900 degrees Celsius to 1600 degrees celsius. Magma being …