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Nonclastic sedimentary rock formed when minerals crystalize and sink to the bottom of still water
Nonclastic sedimentary rock formed when minerals crystalize in still water and left behind when the water evaporates
halite deposited deep underground as a vertical cylindrical mass forced upward from below by great pressure
similar to conglomerate but fragments are sharp and angular and often found in fine-grained matrix like clay
coarsest grade of clastic sedimentary rock, containing gravels, pebbles, cobbles, large boulders held together by mass of cemented sand grains -- most often contain quartz
one of two types of clastic sedimentary rock with smallest particles (microscopic) -- does not split easily into thin sheets
one of two types of clastic sedimentary rock with smallest particles (microscopic) -- splits easily into thin sheets, usually gray, may also be white, brown, red, green, black
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