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sedimentary rock


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Rock formed from accumulated sediments. Examples are clay, sandstone, and limestone.
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Noun1.sedimentary rock - rock formed from consolidated clay sedimentssedimentary rock - rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
argillite - a sedimentary rock differing from shale in being bound by silica and from slate in having no slate cleavages
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
arenaceous rock - a sedimentary rock composed of sand
argillaceous rock - a sedimentary rock formed from clay deposits
rudaceous rock - a sedimentary rock formed of coarse-grained material
slate - a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
limestone - a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
shale - a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay
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So that the lofty pile of sedimentary rocks in Britain, gives but an inadequate idea of the time which has elapsed during their accumulation; yet what time this must have consumed
More remarkable still, the mountain is layer upon layer of sedimentary rock.
Granite and Toodyay stone, quartz and even sedimentary rock deep down in Bird Gully, as Tim calls the south-east corner of the block because of the numerous birds that gather in the York gums lining the gully run-offs sides, even sedimentary rocks.
First, we examine how flood geologists, as represented in A Different View, come to their position of a young Earth and of sedimentary rock having formed in Noah's Flood.
Sedimentary rock is sand, "glued" together with lime.
The blocks they used to build the pyramids were cut out of limestone, a sedimentary rock formed when layers of soil are deposited on top of each other.
Sketches of earth strata illustrate how superheated water and steam penetrate pores in volcanic rock and bubble up through sedimentary rock and the earth's crust.
To the uninitiated, it is hard to imagine that flood geologists regard the Grand Canyon, with its thousands of feet of layers of sedimentary rock deposited over the eons, as a suitable icon.
In succeeding chapters the various sedimentary rock types, textures and structures are discussed and shown how they can be described and measured in the field.
A concluding chapter gives a brief introduction to the interpretation of sedimentary rock succession: facies, facies associations, cyclic sediments, and sequences.
Preliminary results from the Los Angeles Region Seismic Survey show that an area stretching from Reseda to Lake Castaic sits atop a basin of loose sedimentary rock that is more prone to violent shaking during a temblor, a lead researcher said.
Oil Shale: The term oil shale refers to any sedimentary rock containing solid bituminous material that can be released as a petroleum-like liquid when the rock is heated.