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Types and classification of Rocks

On the  basis of their origin, characteristics, and information, the rocks are classified into following three types: Igneous Rocks Sedimentary (Aqeous) Rocks Metamorphic Rocks (A). IGNEOUS ROCKS: The term igneous is based on the Latin word ignis meaning fire. Thus it denotes those rocks which originated through fire. Technically speaking, these rocks were formed as …

What are rocks and rock formation

What are the Rocks: The crust of the Earth comprises several types of rocks which range from concrete-like hardness to soap-like softness. A rock may be defined as an assemblage of a mineral such as quartz or several minerals. According to Tark and Martian, “A rock is an aggregate of minerals, sometimes chiefly or entirely …