Rocks (Book)

This chapter discusses the rock cycle and each of the three major types of rocks that form on Earth. Separate sections cover igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks individually.

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SEDIMENTARY ROCKS

Sedimentary Rock Formation

Sedimentary rocks form in two ways.

Clastic Rocks

Particles may be cemented together.

Chemical Sedimentary Rocks

Chemicals may precipitate.