GLG 111 Part 3

GLG 111 Part 3 - GLG 111 Part 3 Coal Sedimentary...

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GLG 111 Part 3 Coal Sedimentary Environment Terrestrial o Rivers/Streams o Lakes o Swamps o Deserts o Glaciated areas Transitional o Where land meets the sea o Beach o Tidal zone Marine o Sea/ocean Deltas are considered between both terrestrial and transitional zones. Conglomerate River deposits, Terrestrial Sandstones Beaches, rivers, or deserts o Terrestrial or transitional Associated rocks o Fossil- o Fossil shells Beach sand Shale Mud in: o Tidal Zone, river, swamps
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Terrestrial Layers of Sedimentary Rocks: Youngest Oldest Limestone Sandstone Shale + Coal Limestone Sandstone (beach) Conglomerate Caves and cave deposits: Limestone o Made up of calcite Weathers readily with acid Parts of the limestone will dissolve away and will create caves/openings in the limestone. Sinkholes- o A depression o Causes because the limestone underneath it has dissolved and it will sink down to where the limestone used to be. Karst Topography
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course GLG 101 taught by Professor Holm during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.

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GLG 111 Part 3 - GLG 111 Part 3 Coal Sedimentary...

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