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Deformed rocks

Deformed Rocks AMNH/R.Mickens

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.

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Earth Formation/Evolution

Keywords: Rock deformation, Rocks, Conglomerate

Audience: General