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learn about the rocks and vocab in the grand canyon


a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals


a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)


limestone calcite

what family of chemicals is calcite part of?

calcite is part of a family called carbonate


CO3 2


Vertical distance above sea level


High up lifted area with steep slopes


A nearly level area that has been up lifted


Flat deposits of rock that extend over large areas


To find a relationship or connection


The removal and transportation of loose material


Rock layer composed of more than one kind of rock

Differential Erosion

Mountains or platueas that are made by softer and stronger rocks.The weaker rocks wear away leaving the stronger parts of the rocks in one place.

Rock Column

A tool that geologist use to compare layers of rocks at different places.

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