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Formation of Tuff

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1 Formation
1.1 Formation
Tuff is formed when large masses of ash and sand which are mixed with hot gases are ejected by a volcano and avalanche rapidly down its slopes.
1.2 Composition
1.2.1 Mineral Content
Calcite, Chlorite
1.2.2 Compound Content
Hydrogen Sulfide, Sulfur Dioxide
1.3 Transformation
1.3.1 Metamorphism
97% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Burial Metamorphism, Cataclastic Metamorphism, Contact Metamorphism, Hydrothermal Metamorphism, Impact Metamorphism, Regional Metamorphism
1.3.3 Weathering
99% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Mechanical Weathering
1.3.5 Erosion
92% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion, Glacier Erosion, Sea Erosion, Water Erosion, Wind Erosion

Tuff Formation

Tuff formation took place millions of years ago. There are a variety of Tuff Uses and the Tuff Reserves are found in many countries around the world. The rocks in the earth’s crust continuously undergo changes in their composition which leads to formation of other rocks. Each rock has a unique formation process. Formation of Tuff is explained below:

  • Tuff is formed when large masses of ash and sand which are mixed with hot gases are ejected by a volcano and avalanche rapidly down its slopes.

Along with Tuff Formation, also learn about Tuff composition and transformation in the next section.