Movement of weathered material from its source site.
Decomposition of rock.
Disintegration of rock.
Disintegration of soil.
Detrital, clastic, and chemical.
Detrital and clastic.
Detrital and chemical.
Organic, particulate, and crystalline.
The conditions in which they formed.
Mineral composition and grain size.
All answers apply
Clay, silt, sand, gravel
Gravel, sand, silt, clay
Gravel, silt, sand, clay
Clay, sand, gravel, silt
transportation of sediment by wind
Transportation of sediment by running water
Selective transport and deposition
Transportation of sediment by ice
Erosion planes off a portion of the sea bottom
Sediment is deposited on a steep slope or grade
Turbidity currents deposit first coarse sediment then fine sediment
Turbidity currents deposit first fine sediment followed by coarse sediment
in a region that was drying
In a desert
Beneath a glacier
In a sand dune
Evaporation and precipitation.
Decomposition and compaction.
Compaction and cementation.
Weathering and erosion.
Petrified wood lying on the desert floor
Fossilized fern leaves in coal
The impression of dinosaur tracks in a rock
The skeleton of your pet fish
Minerals consolidated into a rock.
Solid particles of preexisting rocks yielded by mechanical and chemical weathering.
Minerals extracted from seawater by organisms to build their shells.
Minerals derived from solutions containing minerals dissolved during chemical weathering.
All answers apply
Don't make up as much volume in the crust as do igneous and metamorphic (crystalline) rocks but cover the majority of the surface of the continents.
Make up about 95% of the Earth's crust by volume.
Are never older than 10 to 12 million years because they are always weathered and "recycled" quickly in the rock cycle.
Are interesting to scientists but don't contain ore deposits.