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Unformatted text preview: provide information about the rock's history. Re-examine the sedimentary rocks and think of them as representing a "place" on Earth where the sediment was deposited. 19. Figure 2.9 is the rock sandstone which formed from sand. Where on Earth do you find sand, the primary material of sandstone, being deposited today? Figure 2.24 shows a few generalized environments (places) where sediment accumulates. Often, an envi-ronment is characterized by the type of sediment and life forms associated with it. 20. Use Figure 2.24 to name the environment(s) where, in the past, the sediment for the following sedimentary rocks may have been deposited. Sandstone (sand), Shale (mud), Limestone (coral and shells). What would the environments be for each?...
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