What is the genetic difference between the two main classes of sediments—clastic and chemical?
Answer to relevant QuestionsHow widespread are sedimentary rocks and sediments on the earth’s surface?Why is the principle of uniformitarianism so important to sedimentary geologists?The four main types of sandstone are illustrated in Fig. 5.8. Which is which, and why?Two limestones are shown in microscopic views in Fig. 5.9. Contrast their histories.What mineralogical connotation do the terms sand and sandstone have?
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