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Sedimentary rock5 - material °Chemical sedimentary rocks...

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Sedimentary rocks Used to reconstruct much of Earth's history °Sedimentary rock layers provide clues to past environments °Provide information about sediment transport °Sedimentary rocks often contain fossils 8 Sedimentary rocks Classifying sedimentary rocks °Detrital rocks form from weathered, solid particle
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Unformatted text preview: material °Chemical sedimentary rocks are derived from material once in solution, that precipitate to become solid Sedimentary rocks Detrital rocks ° Formed primarily from clay and quartz ° Classified by particle size °Common rocks include °Conglomerate °Sandstone °Shale (most abundant)...
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