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Geology: Metamorphic Rocks

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will present how to identify and classify metamorphic rocks.

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Metamorphic rock is created when heat and pressure below the earth's surface changes the structure of a rock.  The word metamorphic rock comes from the word "morph", which means change. Metamorphic rock usually forms deep underground.  


Marble is a metamorphic rock formed from limestone.

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock formed from sandstone.


This image is a wall made of marble, a type of metamorphic rock.

Geology: Metamorphic Rocks