Lecture 8 - Lecture8 15/02/200809:11:00

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Lecture 8 15/02/2008 09:11:00 Sedimentary Rocks: Rock formed at or near the Earth’s surface by: Weathering of a rock – Quartz weathers to quartz, most things weather to  clay and sometimes you get ions. Transportation – Wind, Water, Gravity (in the ocean), Ice (always in motion,  picks up sediment) Deposition Lithification – Process of turning a sediment into a rock Types of Load: In water there’s particles, more scattered and smaller in the float, larger  denser rolling along the bed, if the current is fast enough they might jump,  these are the bed load that roll along. Jumping is Saltation Suspended Load – the particles that are too light and never make it to the  bottom of bed, they just float. Ions that are carried along are the dissolved load Maturity – How Far – Degree of seperation Chemical Maturity – The degree of separation, in terms of chemically it’s the 
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 101 taught by Professor June during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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Lecture 8 - Lecture8 15/02/200809:11:00

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