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Sedimentary rock can be changed into igneous rock by undergoing melting and then solidification. At a subduction zone (at a convergent plate boundary, where one plate slides beneath another), layers of sedimentary rock will be assimilated into the mantle. Some areas may undergo enough heating to actually melt, especially if there is water or carbon dioxide trapped in the rock. If this rock later makes it to the surface and cools, it will become an igneous rock. Another area where sedimentary rock could be changed into igneous rock is on the interior of a composite volcano -- The heat and force of the magma could break off chunks of volcanic welded tuff, causing it to melt. If the volcano then erupts, the former sedimentary rock would be incorporated into the lava and solidify into igneous rock.
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