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3.13: Lithification of Sedimentary Rocks

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bioclastic

Sedimentary rock that forms from pieces of living organisms.

cementation

When fluids deposit ions to create a cement that hardens loose sediments.

clastic

Contains fragments or clasts of preexisting rock; sedimentary rock made of clasts.

compaction

When sediments are squeezed together by the weight of sediments and rocks on top of them.

lithification

The creation of rock from sediments.

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