001_2012.02.28_sed_rx

001_2012.02.28_sed_rx - 2/28/2012 GEOS 100 Fundamentals of...

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2/28/2012 1 GEOS 100 – Fundamentals of Geology Tuesday, 28 February 2012 Announcements: Reading Quiz 5 due today; RQ 6 due 9:15 am Tu 6 March Lab Exam 1 next week! How do earth materials change from one type to another through the Rock Cycle? How is sediment transported? How are sedimentary rocks classified? What can sedimentary rocks tell us about past environments?
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2/28/2012 3 Clastic (Detrital) Sedimentary Rocks Clastic sedimentary rocks are classified according to the size and shape of the clasts Clast Size Sediment Name Clast Shape Rock Name 1/256 – 1/16 mm 1/16 – 2 mm > 2 mm < 1/256 mm Gravel Sand Silt Clay Rounded Angular Conglomerate Breccia (any) (any) (any) Sandstone Siltstone Shale Clastic (Detrital) Sedimentary Rocks Other important properties include sorting, rounding, and sphericity Collectively, these are referred to as sedimentary texture
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4 Sandstone Valley of Fire State Park, NV What is the name of the sedimentary rock shown in this picture? 1
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course GEOS 100 taught by Professor Sammatson during the Spring '12 term at Boise State.

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