Unformatted text preview: constituents in solution become supersaturated and inorganically precipitate. Clastic- denoting rocks composed of broken pieces of older rocks. Compaction- r efers to the process by which a sediment progressively loses its porosity due to the e±ects of loading. Cross-bedding- forms during deposiTon on the inclined surfaces of bedforms such as ripples and dunes, and indicates that the deposiTonal environment contained a ²owing medium (typically water or wind). Crystalline texture- forms a pa³ern of interlocking crystals. Detrital sedimentary rock- s parTcles of rock derived from pre-exisTng rock through processes of weathering and erosion ....
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- Spring '13
- Geology, chemical sedimentary rock, biochemical sedimentary rock