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Lithification is the process in which sediments compact under pressure, expel connate fluids, and gradually become solid rock.
Stratification, the layering that occurs in most sedimentary rocks and in those igneous rocks formed at the Earth's surface,
rocks deposited in layers, the youngest layer is on top and the oldest on bottom.
denoting rocks composed of broken pieces of older rocks.
Chemical sedimentary rocks form by precipitation of minerals from water.
Organic sedimentary rocks form from the accumulation and lithification of organic debris, such as leaves, roots, and other plant or animal material.
Rock that has formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment, especially sediment transported by water
the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock.
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