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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Describe the components and possible pathways within the rock cycle.

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The components and the possible paths within the rock cycle.

Explanation

“Rock cycle is the conceptual model for understanding the processes that generate, alter, transport, and deposit mineral materials to produce different kinds of rocks”.

The rock cycle illustrates the way in which the igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are formed and the way in which rock-forming materials can cycle through the different rocks over geological time.

The formation of the igneous rocks takes place by the solidification of lava. Thus, the formed igneous rock undergoes the weathering and erosion, and later the formed sediment gets transported, deposited, and gradually lithified to form a sedimentary rock...

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