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ESCI -1210 - Natural Science 2 Week 4 Notes

by: Ryan Linska

ESCI -1210 - Natural Science 2 Week 4 Notes ESCI 1210

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These are the notes covering what was discussed in class during Week 4
Earth Science
Gregory D. Barrows
Class Notes
EARTH, Science, natural, rocks, Geology, sedimentary, chemical, fossils
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ryan Linska on Thursday September 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ESCI 1210 at Macomb Community College taught by Gregory D. Barrows in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Earth Science in Science at Macomb Community College.


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Date Created: 09/15/16
ESCI – 1210 – Natural Science 1210 Fall 2016 George Barrows Week 4 – 09/14/2016 Sedimentary Rocks ­ Form from sediment (weathered products) ­ Make up 75% of all rock outcrops ­ Used to reconstruct most of Earth’s history o Reveal clues about much of Earth’s history o Provide information about sediment transport o Often contain fossils Economic Importance ­ Coal ­ Petroleum and natural gas ­ Iron and aluminum Classifying Sedimentary Rocks ­ Based on the source of the material o Detrital o Chemical Detrital ­ Solid particles ­ Classified by particle size ­ Common rocks o Shale (most common) o Sandstone o Conglomerate Chemical ­ Derived from the material that was once in a solution and  precipices from sediment o Results from physical processes or o Through life processes (biochemical origin) Common Chemical Rocks ­ Limestone (most abundant) ­ Microcrystalline quartz ­ Evaporites such as rock salt and gypsum ­ Coal (compressed plant material) Lithification ­ How sedimentary rocks are formed ­ Loose sediments transformed into solid rock through this process o Compaction o Cementation by:  Calcite  Silica  Iron Oxide Features of Sedimentary Rocks ­ Strata or beads (most characteristic) ­ Bedding planes separate strata ­ Fossils o Remains of prehistoric life o Most important inclusions o Help determine past environments o Used as time indicators o Used to match rocks from different places


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