sedimentary rock


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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!
Summary: Major and trace element geochemistry of groundwater of southern Mor Range, Balochistan was made to insight the impact of igneous and sedimentary rock on the composition of groundwater.
The arches are made of sandstone, a type of sedimentary rock.
From Harpers Ferry at the edge of the Blue Ridge through the Allegheny Mountains west to the Ohio River valley, sedimentary rock thickens and thins, hiking valuable layers of coal and reservoirs of oil and gas.
The patterns were adapted from geological survey maps detailing the strata of sedimentary rock comprising the Illinois Basin, a coal-rich region that reaches across Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
The Medusae Fossae Formation consists of hills and mounds of sedimentary rock straddling Mars's equator.
The tiers of pools are made of sedimentary rock deposited by water from hot springs.
Once the training sites and classes were assigned, the image was classified into four classes: quartz concentration (quartz-rich and quartz-poor), quartz-rich sedimentary rock, quartz-poor igneous rock, and quartz-poor limestone.
Sedimentary rock is relatively conductive compared to most rock types, while igneous is dense and insulating, and this contrast generates a strong local current when geoelectric storms occur.
Part Three turns to the study of fossil remains of the Grand Canyon, addressed in three chapters: fossil animals (fauna) of the Grand Canyon and the Grand Staircase to the north; fossil plants (flora) of the region; and trace fossils, which are features found on the surfaces of sedimentary rock layers, such as burrows and footprints, trails, and tail drag marks.
The cliffs provide a peek at what passes for bedrock on a comet, revealing a stack of ice and dust coatings similar to strata seen in sedimentary rock formations on Earth.