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7: Igneous Rocks and Processes

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    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Determine the cooling history of the igneous rock.
    • Identify, when possible, the minerals present in an igneous rock.
    • Classify igneous rock types based on color, composition, and texture.

    Thumbnail: “Igneous Rock” (CC-BY 4.0; Emily Haddad, own work)

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