Ch06 Outline

Essentials of Geology (10th Edition)

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Sedimentary Rocks begins with a detailed examination of the various detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks, including shale, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, dolostone, chert, and coal, as well as several evaporites. Having examined the types of rocks, the ways that sediment becomes rock are investigated. Following a look at the classification of sedimentary rocks and sedimentary structures, the chapter concludes with a discussion of the mineral and energy resources that are associated with these rocks. Learning Objectives After reading, studying, and discussing the chapter, students should be able to: Briefly discuss how sediment is turned into sedimentary rock. Explain and briefly define the major types of detrital sedimentary rocks. Explain and briefly define the major types of chemical sedimentary rocks. List and briefly discuss the major sedimentary depositional environments. Discuss the single most common characteristic feature of sedimentary rocks. Describe the two broad groups of nonmetallic mineral resources. List the energy resources that are associated with sedimentary rocks. Chapter Outline ___________________________________________________________________ I. What is a sedimentary rock? A. Products of mechanical and chemical weathering B. Account for about 5% (by volume) of Earth’s outer 16 km (10 miles) C. Contain evidence of past environments 1. Provide information about sediment transport 2. Often contain fossil
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Ch06 Outline - Chapter Sedimentary Rocks 6 Sedimentary...

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