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Classification of Sedimentary Rocks

Sedimentary rocks are classified by their genesis: how they formed. All sedimentary rocks are made from the components of other, pre-existing rocks, that have been broken down, transported, and reassembled into new rocks. The classification of the rock gives information … Continue reading

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Carbonate Classification

Compare and contrast the carbonate classification schemes of Folk and Dunham. Carbonate rocks are composed of allochems and orthochems. Allochems are the outside components, effectively grains that are the equivalent of clasts in sandstones. Orthochems are the inside components, the … Continue reading

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