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Deformed Rocks

Deformed rocks

Deformed rocks

  • Exhibition Text

    • When rocks are compressed, they deform by bending and folding. When a conglomerate, a rock composed of pebbles surrounded by sand or silt is subjected to high temperature and pressure, the pebbles within it are deformed in different ways. They can be flattened, rotated, and even squeezed into long, thin lines.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Earth Formation/Evolution

      Keywords: Conglomerate, Rock deformation, Rocks

      Audience: General

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