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  1. The rock cycle is a means of viewing many of the interrelationships of geology.
  2. The rock cycle is a group of changes.
  3. The ROCK CYCLE is a diagram that shows the slow, continuous process of rocks changing from one type to another.
  4. The rock cycle is a hard concept for students.
  5. The rock cycle is a general model that describes how various geological processes create, modify, and influence rocks (Figure 1).


  1. The presence of abundant water on Earth is of great importance for the rock cycle.
  2. The rock cycle never stops.
  3. Throughout a growing mountain range, the complete rock cycle may be active creating new continental crust.
  4. Land masses are being formed and broken down as a part of a process known as the rock cycle.
  5. Each section explores one aspect of the rock cycle.

Rock Cycle

  1. These processes and cycles are summarized by the Rock Cycle diagram below.
  2. Rock Cycle: All rock at or near Earth's surface is being modified by the processes of metamorphism, melting, crystallization, lithification and weathering.
  3. The original concept of the rock cycle is usually attributed to James Hutton, the eighteenth century father of geology.
  4. Be sure to note the position of sediment, lithification, and sedimentary rock in the rock cycle diagram on page 303.
  5. This rock cycle is amenable to catastrophist interpretations of orogenies, erosion, deposition and metamorphism.

Igneous Rock

  1. Metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks may then be uplifted, starting the rock cycle again.
  2. Uses of the Rock Cycle The rock cycle shows how igneous rock may be eroded and transported as fragments and dissolved sediment.


  1. Complete this guide (Word download) as you view the animations of the rock cycle.
  2. Student Essay: © Stony and the Rock Cycle Once upon a time I was Traveling in a desert in Texas.

Plate Tectonics

  1. This concept of a repetitive non-evolutionary rock cycle remained dominant until the plate tectonics revolution of the 1960s.
  2. With the developing understanding of the driving engine of plate tectonics, the rock cycle changed from endlessly repetitive to a gradually evolving process.
  3. The plate tectonics rock cycle is an evolutionary process.


  1. The rock cycle involves the three types of rocks as reservoirs (1) igneous, (2) sedimentary, and (3) metamorphic.
  2. The rock cycle is made up of three different rock types.


  1. The rock cycle begins as rocks are uplifted, or pushed up by tectonic forces.
  2. Eventually, those new rocks may be brought to the surface by the forces that drive plate motions, and the rock cycle continues.


  1. The continuous transformation of material from sedimentary, to metamorphic, to igneous and back again, is called the rock cycle.
  2. The name of this "learning tool" is called Interactive Rock Cycle Animation.


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