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Sedimentary Rocks

Inside Earth: Chapter Five, Section Three

sediment small, solid pieces of material that comes from rocks or organisms.
erosion the destructive process in which water or wind loosen and carry fragments of rock.
deposition the process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind that is carrying it.
compaction the process by which sediments are pressed together under their own weight.
cementation the process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass.
clastic rock sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together under high pressure.
organic rock sedimentary rock that forms where remains of organisms are deposited in thick layers.
chemical rock sedimentary rock that forms when minerals crystallize from a solution.
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