Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

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Which two rock groups are metamorphic rocks related to?

Sedimentary and igneous

What are the three factors that produce metamorphic rocks?

Temperature, pressure, and time

How does the mineral content of metamorphic rocks indicate the pressure and temperature conditions of metamorphism?

Different minerals form under different pressure and temperature conditions

What do the textures of metamorphic rocks reflect?

The environment of their formation

Where does metamorphism take place and what conditions does it produce?

Metamorphism takes place in plate tectonic settings and produces variable conditions

Which two rock groups are metamorphic rocks related to?

Igneous and sedimentary rocks

What does metamorphism mean?

A change in form

What factors produce metamorphic rocks?

Heat, pressure, and fluids

What do the textures of metamorphic rocks reflect?

The pressure and temperature conditions of metamorphism

Where does metamorphism take place and what conditions does it produce?

In plutonic settings, producing high pressure and high temperature conditions

Test your knowledge on metamorphism and metamorphic rocks in this quiz. Learn about the relationship between metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks, and igneous rocks. Understand how metamorphic rocks are formed through the effects of heat, pressure, and fluids on existing parent rocks. Identify the various types of metamorphism and the processes and environments that contribute to their formation.

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