How Can You Distinguish a Clastic Sedimentary Rock from a Chemically Formed Sedimentary Rock?


Chemically formed sedimentary rocks are formed from fossils that are from an organic sediment. Clastic sedimentary rock forms when we get sediment from a process called weathering a process that crushes outsized rocks into bits, so the answer of how we get clastic sedimentary rock is the sediment comes together and hardens together to make one piece. The sediments could be particles of rock, sand, minerals, or organic material.
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The chemical sedimentary rock will not be composed of cemented rock particles.
Chemically formed
These are formed by the accumulation of grains, pebbles and fragments of other rock types which have eroded away. Once the sedimentary grains have accumulated, they have to be cemented
Chemical sedimentary rocks form at the earth's surface. Sedimentary rocks are rocks that have been placed by weathering or erosion in layers or beds. Over time, these layers are compressed
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