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Lab 7 Sedentary rock
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__________ gives quartz sandstone its color.
The mineral content of its cement
The most common chemical sedimentary rocks are largely composed of what type of mineral?
calcite and silica
The process that breaks rock down into particles or its chemical components is called
The process by which soluble minerals are dissolved by water is called
The two processes by which chemical sedimentary rocks are deposited are
evaporation and precipitation.
The fine sediments that form shale are typically deposited
in a low-energy environment like a calm lake
How can one distinguish breccia from conglomerate?
Breccia contains angular clasts and conglomerate contains rounded clasts.
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