sedimentary rocks : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

can sedimentary rocks form under water do to water currents moving stuff around in the ocean?

-- steven yuspa (, March 11, 2001


in class we learned that the majority of sedimentary rocks form under water. this is because the sediment settles on the bottom of the body of the water. unlike land, water sediments do not erode they just move about. so with the weight and time alloted at the bottom off a body of water, sediments are allowed to form rocks (sedimentary) and are allowed to form fossils, due to the lack of erosion.

-- kelly cleason (, March 16, 2001.

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