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Types and sub-types of the rocks, division, formation, mechanism, properties



Types of rocks- igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic and their properties

There are mainly three types of rocks:

Igneous Rocks

Plutonic Rocks or intrusive rocks

Lava or Volcanic Rocks or Extrusive rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

Depending upon the mode of formation, they are classified into

Metamorphic Rocks

On the basis of the agency of metamorphism, metamorphic rocks can be of two types

Thermal Metamorphism
Dynamic Metamorphism


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