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A fan-shaped deposit of sediments dropped by a river or stream flowing out of a mountain range.
a downslope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension
biogenous sediment composed of the silica based shells of single-celled animals and algae
One may be distiguished from the other by differences in grain size, grain shape, stratification, colour, chemical composition, depositional structure and/or fossils.
Wedge shaped accumulations of volcanicclastic sediment scraped of the subduction plate in thick slabs, seperated by thrust faults, which pile up like a stack of playing cardson the overriding plate
Sediment formed from fragmented rock and mineral debris produced by weathering and erosion.
The dissolved product of weathering precipitated from water (usually seawater) by chemical reactions and formed at or near its place of deposition.
Sediment that is composed primarily of plant and animal remains, or precipitates as a result of biologic processes.
The process in which minerals precipitate into pore spaces between sediment grains and bind sediments together to form rock.
heat and pressure break the bonds that join atoms in minerals and they join together differently as new bonds
any chemical or physical change that happens in a sedimentary environment subsequent to the original deposition of sediment.
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