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At the bottom of lakes such as (A) Waterton Lake in Canada fine-grained sediment collects. This sediment may someday become solid rock like that shown in (B) with tiny horizontal layers called laminations.

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(A) Marcus Milling, American Geological Institute, and (B) Martin Miller, University of Oregon. Both images courtesy of Earth Science World Imagebank
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TES XXVI, 3 fall 2010 The Fall 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist, focuses on rocks and minerals, including articles on minerals and mining, the use of minerals in society, and rare earth minerals, and includes 3 posters!

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