Week 5 Assignment-Sedimentary rocks

Week 5 Assignment-Sedimentary rocks - Sedimentary Rocks...

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Sedimentary Rocks SCI-245 June 24, 2011
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Sedimentary rocks are one of the most common rocks on earth. Sedimentary rocks form at, or near, the Earth’s surface where rocks particles transported by wind, water, and ice are deposited on dry land, including beds of rivers, lakes, and in marine environments. The earth surface is constantly moving, materials, and minerals are bonded together through cementation. Cementation is created by the materials settling and eroding on the earth’s surface. Sedimentary rocks also originate from sediments that are formed inside the earth’s basin; includes chemical, biochemical, and organic sedimentary rocks. Sedimentary rocks cover most of the earth’s surface. However, the layer of sedimentary rock is thin, ranging from 25 to 62 miles deep compared to igneous rocks that are a very thin layer. The formation of sedimentary rock takes a considerably amount of time, it is slow but persistent and as long as the earth continues to rotate the formation of sedimentary rock will continue to form. The earth’s surface
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course SCI 245 245 taught by Professor Hallin during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 5 Assignment-Sedimentary rocks - Sedimentary Rocks...

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