Lecture#14 - Lecture#14 10/15/08 1.Name and describe the...

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Lecture#14 10/15/08 1.Name and describe the chemical precipitate minerals and related sedimentary rocks. 2.What is an evaporite deposit? 3.What is coal and where does the sediment accumulate? 4.What is a sedimentary environment? 5.What are the three major sedimentary environments? 6.Relate the different sedimentary rocks to their probable sedimentary environment. 7.How are associated rocks and fossils used to help interpret the sedimentary environment of a sedimentary rock? 1. Chemical Precipitate Boulders, pebbles, sand Conglomerate Sand (quartz) Sandstone Silt (quartz) Siltstone Clay (clay minerals) Shale/Mudstone 2. When sediment forms a sedimentary rock from solution by evaporation 3. Coal- a very soft sedimentary rock that burns easily, it is found in swamps 4. Sedimentary environments – where the sediment accumulated on Earth’s surface 5. Terrestrial, transitional, marine 6. Terrestrial coal, conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone Transitional sandstone, siltstone
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course GLG 141 taught by Professor Holm during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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Lecture#14 - Lecture#14 10/15/08 1.Name and describe the...

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