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    Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks Help

    Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks Carbonate rocks all have carbon-related compounds in their composition. The two most important minerals found in carbonate rocks are: Calcite (CaCO 3 ) ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Siliceous Rocks Help

    Siliceous Rocks This type of sedimentary rock is commonly formed from silica-secreting organisms such as diatoms , radiolarians , or some types of sponges. It is most commonly called diatomaceous earth . Many expert ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Sedimentary Stratification Help

    Sedimentary Stratification We saw how sedimentary layers can gather in one location, as a result of natural processes such as waves, currents, drying, and wind, when we looked at different stratas. Geologists ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Sedimentary Environments Help

    Sedimentary Environments Sedimentary environments are places where sediments collect and sedimentary rocks form. They can be grouped into three main areas: terrestrial (land), marine, and transitional (border) environments.

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Metamorphic Rock Practice Test

    If necessary, review: Metamorphic Rocks Overview Help Metamorphic Rocks ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Metamorphic Rock Formation Help

    Temperature Temperature increases in sedimentary layers that are found deeper and deeper within the Earth. The deeper the layers are buried, the more the temperature rises. The great weight of these layers also causes an increase in pressure, ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Types of Rock Metamorphism Help

    Burial Metamorphism When layers of sedimentary rock become heavier and heavier, they get pushed further down into the crust, where they heat up and take on the temperature of the surrounding rock. We learned that when this happens, digenesis ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Pressure and Chemical Changes in Metamorphic Rocks Help

    Pressure There are three main factors that cause pressure increases and the formation of metamorphic rocks. These are: the huge weight of overlying sedimentary ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Metamorphic Rock Characteristics Help

    Index Minerals A Scottish geologist, George Barrow, noticed that rocks having the same overall mineral make up (like shale) could be seen to go through a series of transformations throughout specific zones in a metamorphic region. He found ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Minerals and Gems Practice Test

    If necessary, review: Minerals and Gems Help Elements Help

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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