Physical Geology Ch. 6 Terms
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An individual layer of rock, especially sediment or sedimentary rock.
Biochemical sedimentary rock
Any sedimentary rock produced by the chemical activities of organisms.
Any rock, such as limestone and dolostone, made up mostly of carbonate minerals.
The process whereby minerals crystallize in the pore spaces of sediment and bind the loose particles together.
Chemical sedimentary rock
Sedimentary rock made up of minerals that were dissolved during chemical weathering and later precipitated from seawater, more rarely lake water or extracted from solution by organisms.
The decomposition of rock by chemical alteration of parent material.
Reduction in the volume of a sedimentary deposit that results from its own weight and the weight of additional sediment deposited on top of it.
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