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Sedimentary rocks Chemical sedimentary rocks are derived from material once in solution. °“sediment” occurs as these materials are precipitated out of water. °Precipitation can occur as the result of physical processes (e.g. solid sea salt (NaCl) left behind after saltwater evaporates)
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Unformatted text preview: Precipitation can also occur through life processes (biochemical origin). The most common process occurs as organisms, such as clams, use dissolved minerals (e.g. calcium) to make their shells. When these organisms die, their shells become sediment...
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This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course ESC 2070 at FAU.

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