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Sedimentary Rocks

Rocks Rocks and more sediments

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Compaction the process by which a sediment progressively loses its porosity due to the effects of loading. This forms part of the process of lithification.
Cementation the binding together of particles or other things by cement.
Chemical sedimentary rock form by precipitation of minerals from water. Precipitation is when dissolved materials come out of water. For example: Take a glass of water and pour some salt (halite) into it. The salt will dissolve into the water.
organic sedimentary rock form from the accumulation and lithification of organic debris, such as leaves, roots, and other plant or animal
Clastic sedimentary rock are rocks composed predominantly of broken pieces or clasts of older weathered and eroded rocks.
Sorting he process by which sedimentary particles become separated according to some particular characteristic, as size or shape.
Angularity roundness
Stratification is a system or formation of layers, classes, or categories. Stratification is used to describe a particular way of arranging seeds while planting, as well as the geological layers of rocks.
Cross-bedding layering within a stratum and at an angle to the main bedding plane.
Ripple marks a system of subparallel wavy ridges and furrows left on sand or mud by the action of water or wind, and sometimes fossilized.
Mud cracks cracks in mud
Concretions a hard solid mass formed by the local accumulation of matter, especially within the body or within a mass of sediment.
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