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Weathering and the formation    of Sedimentary Rocks

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Why do rocks and minerals weather?. Because they are out of equilibrium with the conditions under which they formedMinerals in granite originally formed at high temperatures and at considerable depth, typically >700C and 5-15km depth All silicate minerals except quartz are unstable at

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