I was born as a quartz metamorphic in this very hot climate near a volcano and that is where I stayed for the first million years of my life. There are many paths that minerals take, some are igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary. But this is my story.
My Mineral Journey
But one day when I was enjoying my hot tub like extrusive lava the wind started to blow and after a million years I had been weathered and eroded into small pieces.
After being eroded I was deposotied here with other rocks that seemed to have had the same experience as me. But some were much older and had been through the rock cycle many times.
Being small sucks!
Me: I know right!
But I was lucky and this stage only lasted a million years and I had begun to sink into the Earth's crust. When I finally got deep I was crushed and squeezed by layers causing pressure; I was now a sedimentary rock.
Me: There's just too much pressure. That was Pun Intended
After another million years I eventually got even deeper in the earth; I started melting because I was getting close to intrusive magma I also was getting crushed by pressure.
Me: Your squishing me!
Why don't you move?
Another million years passed and I eventually got out from under that guy but I was a much different metamorphic rock.