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Classification of the Sediments

Classification of the sediments (that form the sedimentary rocks) is made on the basis of the sources of the sediments. Some of the rocks are formed from the sediments obtained from pre-existing rocks, while some are formed from the sediments sourced from the minerals precipitated from water. On the basis of the above mentioned two …

Types and classification of Rocks

On theĀ  basis of their origin, characteristics, and information, the rocks are classified into following three types: Igneous Rocks Sedimentary (Aqeous) Rocks Metamorphic Rocks (A). IGNEOUS ROCKS: The term igneous is based on the Latin word ignis meaning fire. Thus it denotes those rocks which originated through fire. Technically speaking, these rocks were formed as …