Rock Topics


Rocks are everywhere in Virginia and around the world.  They tell geologists the history of the earth.  This chapter includes discussions of the definition of rock, the rock cycle, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, and rocks in Virginia.

Main topics in this chapter:

2.1 Rock Basics

2.2 The Rock Cycle

2.3 Igneous Rocks

2.4 Sedimentary Rocks

2.5 Metamorphic Rocks

2.6 Rocks In Virginia