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Section 6.1 Formation of Sedimentary Rocks
Main Idea
Lithification
(continued)
Details
Compare lithification of sand and silt. Describe cementation.
Use with page 125.
Describe the features of sedimentary rock.
Bedding
Features of
Sedimentary
Rock
Use with pages 126–127.
Graded bedding
Cross-bedding
Small sedimentary features
Fossils
S YNTHESIZE
A certain sedimentary formation contains two layers. The bottom layer is made up of jumbled, unsorted material. The top layer made up of fine,
well-sorted sand. Describe how this formation might have been created.
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Section 6.1 Formation of Sedimentary Rocks