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Sedimentary rocks

Minerals and Rockas Part 3

TermDefinition
Sedimentary Rocks Rock type that forms from an acculation of sediment derived from preexisting rocks and organic
Lithification How sedimentary rocks are formed
Texture The size, form, and orientation of the clasts or pieces in a rock
Clastic Rock that formed from the fragments or pieces of other rocks and can be identified by size
Crystalline Rock that formed from mineral grains that fall out of the solution by evaporation
Bioclastic rock that formed from the remains of plants and animals
Formation How the clasts of a sedimentary rock are held together
Cementation Often clasts such as clays, sands, and silts are glued together
Compaction A reduction in volume of sedimentary layers due to increasing weight of overlying
Chemical Action A rock formed when dissolved minerals in water form a crystalline mass of ingrown mineral crystals after evaporating
Characteristics The properties and traits that may help identify a sedimentary rock
Created by: cmbinder197