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Sedimentary Terms

_________ is small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things Sediment
_________ the destructive process in which water or wind loosens and carries away fragments of rock. Erosion
_________ the process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind that is carrying it. Deposition
_________ the process by which sediments are pressed together under their own weight. Compaction
_________ the process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass. Cementation
Sedimentary rock that forms from remains of organisms deposited in thick layers. Organic
Sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together under high pressure. Clastic
Sedimentary rock that forms when minerals crystallize from a solution. Chemical
Created by: kleeawesome14