Quartzite Is A

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Quartzite is a

  1. Igneous rock
  2. Sedimentary rock
  3. Metamorphic rock
  4. None of these

Answer: C. Metamorphic rock

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock.


Rock is of three types basically:-

Igneous rock – It is formed due to cooling, solidification and crystallization of magma

Ex- Basalt

Metamorphic rock – It is formed due to weathering action on the existing rock.

Ex – Quartzite, Marble, Slate, Gneiss, etc

Sandstone(Quartz rich) → Quartzite

Limestone → Marble

Shale → Slate

Granite → Gneiss

Coal → Graphite

Sedimentary rocks – It is formed due to deposition or accumulation of sediments derived from older rocks.

Ex – Sandstone

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