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Sediments

All rocks disintegrate slowly as a result of weathering.

The term "sediments" is the general name for the fragmented rock particles of different sizes. Sediments can be composed of clay, silt, sand, or gravel, almost all of which are shown in this picture.

These sediments are transported by the agents of erosion (water and wind) to new locations, generally at lower elevations, and deposited in layers.


This picture shows different sizes of sediments.
Click on image for full size version (40K GIF)

A listing of Rocks


Sediments

All rocks disintegrate slowly as a result of weathering.

The term "sediments" is the general name for the fragmented rock particles of different sizes. Sediments can be composed of clay, silt, sand, or gravel, almost all of which are shown in this picture.

These sediments are transported by the agents of erosion (water and wind) to new locations, generally at lower elevations, and deposited in layers.


This picture shows different sizes of sediments.
Click on image for full size version (40K JPG)

A listing of Rocks


Sediments

All rocks disintegrate slowly as a result of weathering.

The term "sediments" is the general name for the fragmented rock particles of different sizes. Sediments can be composed of clay, silt, sand, or gravel, almost all of which are shown in this picture.

These sediments are transported by the agents of erosion (water and wind) to new locations, generally at lower elevations, and deposited in layers.


This picture shows different sizes of sediments.
Click on image for full size version (40K JPG)

A listing of Rocks




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