2.16 What type of rock is oceanic crust?
See if you can answer this question by completing the activity below.
Activity 2.3 Oceanic crust
Is oceanic crust igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary?
The correct answer is a.
The answer is igneous. It’s all made in volcanoes at the spreading centres, and cools from a molten state (the definition of igneous). The sea floor does get covered in sediment over time which is sedimentary, but the oceanic crust that it forms on is always igneous.