rock type

rock type

[′räk ‚tīp]
(petrology)
One of the three major rock groups: igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic.
A rock having a unique, identifiable set of characters, such as basalt.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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