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Sedimentary Rock LV

Sedimentary Rock Vocab L. Vagle

sediment rock and mineral fragments
weathering the breaking down of rock by chemical and/or mechanical means
erosion the moving of particles of rock by water, ice wind or gravity
deposition sediment is laid down in a new location
compaction sediments are pressed together under own weight
cementation dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together
clastic sedimentary rock fragments of rock cemented together with pressure
chemical sedimentary rock when minerals crystallize out of a solution to become rock
organic sedimentary rock forms from remains of plants and animals
stratification process in which sedimentary rock is arranged in layers
Created by: lvagle33