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'''Metamorphic rocks''' are created when existing [[Igneous_rock|igneous]] or [[Sedimentary_rock|sedimentary]] [[rock|rocks]] are squashed, stretched and/or cooked and change their appearance and [[mineral]] composition.
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'''Metamorphic rocks''' are created when existing [[Igneous rock|igneous]] or [[Sedimentary rock|sedimentary]] [[rock]]s are squashed, stretched and/or cooked and change their appearance and [[mineral]] composition.
  
 
Some metamorphic rocks have [[course-grained]] minerals that occur in wavy bands. Others are very [[fine-grained]]. Most are hard and difficult to break.
 
Some metamorphic rocks have [[course-grained]] minerals that occur in wavy bands. Others are very [[fine-grained]]. Most are hard and difficult to break.
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*Kavanaugh, James. ''Pocket Naturalist - Geology - An Introduction to familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones & Fossils'', Waterford Press: Arizona (2000)
 
*Kavanaugh, James. ''Pocket Naturalist - Geology - An Introduction to familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones & Fossils'', Waterford Press: Arizona (2000)
  
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Latest revision as of 10:58, 13 July 2016

Metamorphic rocks are created when existing igneous or sedimentary rocks are squashed, stretched and/or cooked and change their appearance and mineral composition.

Some metamorphic rocks have course-grained minerals that occur in wavy bands. Others are very fine-grained. Most are hard and difficult to break.

Kavanaugh, Pocket Naturalist

Sources

  • Kavanaugh, James. Pocket Naturalist - Geology - An Introduction to familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones & Fossils, Waterford Press: Arizona (2000)