This igneous rock formed when molten material intruded into the shallow crust, where it cooled and crystallized. Later, uplift of the solid granite body and erosion of overlying rocks exposed it at the Earth’s surface.
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Topic: Earth Science
Subtopic: Minerals and Resources
Keywords: Geochemical cycles, Geology, Granite, Magmas