Where is sediment deposited? That is, what are the environments of deposition? (See Fig. 5.2.).
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhy is the principle of uniformitarianism so important to sedimentary geologists?How were thick sequences of abundant graded sandstone beds and mudstones (Fig. 5.6) probably formed?Why wouldn’t gabbro be a likely source rock for an arkose sandstone?Why do geologists study sandstones under the microscope? (See Figs. 5.8 and 5.9.)What do mudcracks in a sedimentary rock indicate?
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