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

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what type of rock? sedimentary? igneous? or metamorphic?
oh wait sorry, you said sediment. well for sedimentary 1st, weathering and erosion, then deposition, and last lithification/cementation
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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