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Extrusive Rocks

Extrusive Rocks: In the volcanology branch of geology extrusive rocks are igneous rocks that have been erupted onto the Earth’s surface, before forming and crystallizing. On the other hand, intrusive rocks form and crystallize under the Earth’s ground surface. Extrusive rocks are typically microcrystalline and aphanitic, because of the faster rate of cooling and solidification.