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In order for sediment to be transformed into rock, what processes must take place?

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  1. JohnnyRocketfingers
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    what type of rock? sedimentary? igneous? or metamorphic?

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    oh wait sorry, you said sediment. well for sedimentary 1st, weathering and erosion, then deposition, and last lithification/cementation

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    lithification is the name of the process. it basically involves either a chemical composition change (gluing the sediments together) or pressure (like sediments at the bottom of the ocean becoming sandstone)

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    yep lithification, compression and compaction,cementation, and biological activity

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