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Unformatted text preview: 2 . Mineral 3 . Rock What three characteristics do we use to describe the textures of clastic sedimentary rocks? cement color hardness sorting grain size rounding While hiking with two of your classmates, you observe an outcrop of sandstone rich in quartz and feldspar. Friend A says that the sand grains in the rock were eroded from a nearby basaltic volcano. Friend B says that the sandstone was derived from a more distant granite outcrop. Which one of your friends is right? Friend A Friend B ahead to Figure 19.24, which shows three beach deposits. If each deposit became a rock, what would be the name for each rock formed? Quartz Sandstone Fossiliferous Limestone Lithic Sandstone 1 . A 2 . B 3 . C...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course GEOL 1114 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at The University of Oklahoma.
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