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Through weathering and erosion of the igneous rock. The igneous rock, exposed to weathering processes at the surface, breaks into smaller pieces. Erosional processes transport these pieces to a place of deposition where they build up, layer on layer. Eventually the compaction caused by the weight of the sediments above reduces the amount of space and water between particles. In this process of rock formation known as lithification, cementing minerals are formed out of the slowly disappearing fluids, which are saturated with mineral components. Once cemented together, it is now considered sedimentary rock. Quartz sandstone is an example of the resultant sedimentary rock derived from the processes described above on the igneous rock granite.


weathering errosion transportation deposition and finally cementation converts to sedimentary rock
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Igneous rock, when exposed, will weather into smaller particles by mechanical and chemical means. Eventually the particles will be eroded and be transported by wind, water, ice, and gravity and eventually be deposited along with other sediments in a low lying area; could be the bottom of a sea, ocean or lake. As further and further sedimentation and accretion occur, the weight of overlying sediments compacts the particles, squeezing out air and water. Minerals then can bridge the gaps between particles, cementing them together into sedimentary rock.

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Igneous rock is formed from magma that flows to the surface through volcanic activity and then hardens. Over time the igneous rock is exposed to the elements and weathering, both physical and chemical. These weathering processes break the igneous rock down into sediments that can accumulate in thick layers and then harden into sedimentary rock.

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Rubin, K. H. (2016). Rock cycle. In Academic World Book.

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Erosion, and lithification will be the answer for Apex

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By melting and then solidifying. But there may be a process of metamorphism that takes place before melting occurs.

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Exposure and weathering, Erosion and deposition, and then Lithification and Compaction

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By being weathered, eroded and re-deposited.

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By erosion, deposition and cementation

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Compaction :)

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It melts it

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What process will turn an igneous rock into a sediment?

Erosion


How does igneous rock change to sedimentary?

Sedimentary rock melts, then it cools to form Igneous rock. Hoped this helped. :)


Why cant igneous rock turn into sedimentay rock?

Actually it can - but only if it is first eroded and deposited as sediment.


How can a metamorphic rock turn into sedimentary rock and then back to metamorphic?

metamorphic rock melts turns into lava,lava cools turns into igneous rock,igneous rock is weathered and eroded into sediment,sediment turns into sedimentary rocksedimentary rock gets heated and squeezed forms metamorphic rockcycle continues.......


Could a metamorphic rock turn into a sedimentry rock and then back to metamorphic?

yes eventually but there are steps:metamorphic rock melts turns into lava,lava cools turns into igneous rock,igneous rock is weathered and eroded into sediment,sediment turns into sedimentary rocksedimentary rock gets heated and squeezed forms metamorphic rockcycle continues.......


How a sedimentary rock can turn into a igneous rock?

it gets weathered into sediment, then it gets washed into the ocean, sediment layers up over millions of years, and it gets squashed into sedimentery rock, then metamorphic and so on.


Can a sedimentary rock turn into igneous rock?

it gets weathered into sediment, then it gets washed into the ocean, sediment layers up over millions of years, and it gets squashed into sedimentery rock, then metamorphic and so on.


Why does the igneous rock turn into a sedimentary rock?

becuase the igneous rock cools dowwn and turn into sedimentary rock


How does a extrusive igneous rock turn into a metamorphic rock?

Weathering and erosion turn igneous rock to metamorphic rock.


What types of rocks can become igneous rocks?

All rocks can become igneous rocks. With weathering and erosion, an igneous rock can become a sediment. Then with compaction and cementation, it can become a sedimentary rock. With heat and pressure, it will turn into a metamorphic rock. Or it can melt and turn into an igneous rock. There are many more ways rocks can change types... that is the rock cycle.


How does a igneous rock turn into a igneous rock?

An igneous rock is formed when magma rises through the earth's crust and cools.


Is it possible that the igneous rock can be formed into sedimentary or metamorphic or sedimentary to igneous or metamorphic?

Most of it you got right. Have you ever heard of something called the rock cycle? If you have, good. If you haven't, here is a link to an excellent diagram: http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/student/henderson1/rock_cycle.gif Anyway, if you look at the diagram, you can see how igneous rock can transform into sediment, then sedimentary rock, or bypass sedimentary rock altogether and go to metamorphic rock. Sedimentary rock can turn into metamorphic rock with heat and pressure. However, to turn into igneous rock from sedimentary rock, it will have to melt down into magma/lava before becoming igneous rock once again.