How long has sedimentary rock been around?


The age of sedimentary rock can vary quite a bit since it is still being formed. Sedimentary rock is formed by layers of sediment being pressurized and forming rock. This process has been occurring since the formation of the Earth, so some sedimentary rock is very old, and some of it will be very new, relatively speaking.
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Although it is not known for sure, it is estimated that the earth has been around for over 4.6 billion years. The estimation comes from the age of the rocks.
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Sedimentary rock is formed then minerals, and organic matter settles at the bottom of a body of water. Here it is slowly turned into rock by the crushed into rock. The oldest sedimentary rock is about 3.9 billion years old. You can find more information here:
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