Exam #2 Review - GEO 1013 Exam #2 Sedimentary Rocks 1....

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GEO 1013 Exam #2 Sedimentary Rocks 1. Where are sedimentary rocks found? Hydrocarbons, fresh water aquifers, mineral resources 2. Define fossil. The record of life, evolutionary processes, origins of life, paleoenvironments, paleoclimates 3. What are the 4 stages that influence clastic sedimentary rocks? Weathering, transportation, depositional environment, lithofication 4. Weathering is the _____________ of sediment or clasts. Formation 5. What is the difference between physical and chemical weathering Physical- mechanical breaking Chemical- chemical reactions that destroy/alter mineral 6. One type of weathering may… (Accelerate in) more weathering more surface area 7. Explain spheroidal weathering.
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Rounding of sediments 8. When overburden is removed, then expands, then naturally fractures which results in sheathing is known as __________. Exfoliation 9. Arkose sandstone contains a lot of _______, which tells us what? Feldspar; feldspar weathers quickly, immature, weathers into clay
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GEO 1013 taught by Professor Hefner during the Fall '07 term at Texas San Antonio.

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Exam #2 Review - GEO 1013 Exam #2 Sedimentary Rocks 1....

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