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What are the three rock types, and how are they formed? Include the processes involved in rock formation. Briefly describe each of these processes. Where are these three types of rock generally located? What are the attributes of each type of rock's composition?

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Hello;

My name is Jason Blair and it is my pleasure to assist you today with some notes related to the three types and classifications of rocks existent on the earth today. By way of introduction, I am a professor in the state of Arizona.

You have asked for assistance on better understanding these three types of rocks, so let me provide with some brief notes on each type that encompasses each of the following concepts:

What are the three rock types, and how are they formed? Include the processes involved in rock formation. Briefly describe each of these processes.

Simply put, the three types of rocks today are referred to as sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. The difference between each lies in how they were formed. Let us consider sedimentary rocks first. These particular types of rock are formed when various particles from sand, shells, ...

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A brief discussion of each type of rock, the process by which each is formed, and their composition.

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