Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days

or

Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number

022-62211530

Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

Name two processes which lead to the formation of sedimentary rocks.

Asked by Topperlearning User 23rd April 2015, 1:07 PM
Answered by Expert
Answer:

The following two processes are responsible for the formation of sedimentary rocks:

Compaction: When soft and loose sediments are squeezed between overlying layers of rocks and the rocks lying beneath them, they harden. For example sand stone is formed after compacting of sand.

Cementation: The binding together of compacted sediments by natural materials like silica and iron is called cementation.

Answered by Expert 23rd April 2015, 3:07 PM
Rate this answer
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Your answer has been posted successfully!

Free related questions

25th January 2017, 6:17 PM
20th September 2017, 10:50 AM
17th October 2017, 8:43 AM