Sedimentary Rocks. Chapter 3 Section 3. SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. Sedimentary sedimentum Latin for ‘settling’ Rock formed from compressed or cemented layers (DEPOSITS) of sediment. Sometimes fossils accumulate and are compacted/cemented together.
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Chapter 3 Section 3
Canyonlands Nat. Park, Utah
formation of sedimentary rocks (mechanical and
energy sediments stop moving deposition
spaces among the sediments
Conglomerate rounded pebbles cemented together
Breccia: quartz; clastic
precipitate (deposit in solid form)
from water solutions
waters accumulation of shell coral, algal and
fecal debris or CaCO3 from water
shells and skeletal remains settle
lakes gypsum precipitates