GLG 201 3.14.07 - GLG 201 3.14.07 Lithification: the...

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GLG 201 3.14.07 Lithification: the hardening or consolidation of material to form rock Igneous Rocks Start as magma (melt) Melt cools, crystals form, and ROCK results Deposition=lithification Sedimentary Rocks Chemical Sedimentary rocks Detrital (clastic) sedimentary rocks (pieces) Ideas for lithification: Dries, compaction (pressure from many layers of deposits….more than 10 ft), cementing (other minerals/chemicals hold it together), molecules/atoms bond, supersaturated water, evaporation/hot-cold/adding things to it, settling of atoms Chemical Sedimentary Rocks Form when ions in solution bond together to form solid crystals
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course GLG 201 taught by Professor Libarkin during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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