Sedim Rx - Sediments and Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks...

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Unformatted text preview: Sediments and Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks Sedimentary Rocks Tom Bean/DRK L - 6: cd/EM - E Sedimentary rocks Sedimentary rocks • 5 % by volume of the upper crust • 75% by area of continental areas • Often the only record of geologic events: e.g. The Himalayas will someday be sandstone Sedimentary Stages in the Rock Cycle 2 KINDS OF 2 KINDS OF SEDIMENTARY ROCKS SEDIMENTARY ROCKS A. DETRITAL & CLASTIC- Rock resulting from the consolidation of loose sediment that has been derived from previously existing rocks and accumulated in layers B. CHEMICAL- Rock formed by the precipitation of minerals from solution by either organic or inorganic processes Transport and deposition Transport and deposition of clastic sediments of clastic sediments • Movement of sediment by wind, ice or water (GEOLOGIC AGENTS). • Mode of transport produces distinctive deposits. • Deposit as layers - beds/strata Transport affects the Transport affects the sediment in several ways sediment in several ways...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course GG 103 taught by Professor Herrero-bervera during the Summer '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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Sedim Rx - Sediments and Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks...

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