Rock types- sedimentary rocks

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Sedimentary rocks

1) Are formed from layers of sediment (rock fragmnets or dead matter) laid down in lakes or seas over millions of years.

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Sedimentary rocks

2) Sedimantary rocks can also form when water evaporates and leaves a dissolved solid (like salt) behind. The layers are cemented together by other minerals.

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3) Fossils can form in sediments. These are the long dead remains of plants and animals. The type of fossil is used to work out the relative age of the rock.

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Sedimentary rocks



  • Limestone
  • Chalk
  • Sandstone
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