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THE ROCK CYCLE. Creators & Destroyers CREATORS 1.Cooling 2.Compaction & Cementation DESTROYERS 1.Erosion 2.Melting COMBINATION 1.Heat & Pressure.

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1 THE ROCK CYCLE

2 Creators & Destroyers CREATORS 1.Cooling 2.Compaction & Cementation DESTROYERS 1.Erosion 2.Melting COMBINATION 1.Heat & Pressure

3 SEDIMENTARY ROCK METAMORPHIC ROCK IGNEOUS ROCK

4 SEDIMENTARY ROCK METAMORPHIC ROCK IGNEOUS ROCK SEDIMENT EROSION

5 SEDIMENTARY ROCK METAMORPHIC ROCK IGNEOUS ROCK SEDIMENT MAGMA MELTING

6 SEDIMENTARY ROCK METAMORPHIC ROCK IGNEOUS ROCK SEDIMENT MAGMA COOLING COMPACTION & CEMENTATION

7 SEDIMENTARY ROCK METAMORPHIC ROCK IGNEOUS ROCK SEDIMENT MAGMA HEAT & PRESSURE HEAT & PRESSURE

8 SEDIMENTARY ROCK METAMORPHIC ROCK IGNEOUS ROCK SEDIMENT MAGMA HEAT & PRESSURE HEAT & PRESSURE COMPACTION & CEMENTATION COOLING MELTING EROSION

9 THE ROCK CYCLE Has been occurring since Earth began. Is going on now. Will continue for as long as there is an Earth. Takes a long, long, long, long……time. (millions and millions of years)

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