An idealized cycle of processes undergone by rocks in the earth’s crust, involving igneous intrusion, uplift, erosion, transportation, deposition as sedimentary rock, metamorphism, remelting, and further igneous intrusion.
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- Plane tectonics are necessary to process biogeochemical cycles to the rock cycle.
- Subjects of discussion include minerals in your house, mineral groups, mineral properties, mineral games, crystals, and the rock cycle.
- The principal focus of group tours is on the properties of rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, and the history of life through time.
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