Study Guide for Exam 2

Study Guide for Exam 2 - Sediments and Sedimentary rocks...

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Sediments and Sedimentary rocks What is a sediment? What is the difference between a sediment and a sedimentary rock? How are sedimentary rocks lithified (made solid)? What is the depositional environment for each sedimentary rock? What are the textures of sedimentary rocks? How does sediment transport affect rounding, sorting, and size of clasts. How does clast size and sedimentary rock name relate? What are transgressions and regressions? How are nonclastic rock made? Metamorphism Describe solid state recrystallization. What are the factors influencing metamorphism? What are the textures associated with metamorphic rocks? What is foliation and how do rocks become foliated? What is regional metamorphism and what type and texture of rocks are associated with it? What are the heat and pressure conditions during regional metamorphism? What is contact metamorphism and what type and texture of rocks are associated with it? What are the heat and pressure conditions during contact metamorphism?
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