If you want your tombstone to survive a long time as a legible monument to your greatness, should you request that it be made of marble (a metamorphic rock consisting of calcite), or slate (a metamorphic rock consisting largely of fine-grained muscovite and quartz), or steel? (Request burial in a temperate climate)
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhat is spheroidal weathering?Which other elements, besides iron, are commonly oxidized?How are sediments formed on the earth’s surface?Why is the principle of uniformitarianism so important to sedimentary geologists?Where are modern turbidity current deposits (turbidites) generally found? See Figs. 5.2 and 5.7.
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