In the rock cycle, how can an igneous rock can become a sedimentary rock, then a metamorphic rock, and then an igneous rock again?

1 Answer
Jan 6, 2017

The formation process that defines each type can occur to a particular sample.


After volcanic creation, it can be eroded by water and wind and washed back into a large body of water where it to become part of a sedimentary rock. Subduction may put it through a metamorphic state after which it may be melted and ejected as an igneous rock again.