Sedimentary Rock

Science / Geology / Sedimentary Rock: A rock formed by the accumulation and cementation of mineral grains transported by wind, water, or ice to the site of deposition or chemically precipitated at the depositional site.

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Rock Adjective Synonyms: crag, tor, escarpment, scarp, outcrop, outcropping
Rock Noun Synonyms: stone, boulder
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Clastic Rock

Science / Geology / Clastic Rock: A sedimentary rock formed from mineral particles (clasts) that were mechanically transported. MORE

Rock Salt

Science / Geology / Rock Salt: A chemical sedimentary rock that forms from the evaporation of ocean or saline lake waters. It is also known by the mineral name 'halite'. It is rarely found at Earth's surface, except in areas of ver MORE

Rock Cycle

Science / Geology / Rock Cycle: The geologic cycle, with emphasis on the rocks produced: sedimentary rocks are metamorphosed to metamorphic rocks, or melted to create igneous rocks, and all rocks may be uplifted and eroded to make s MORE

Biochemical Rocks

Science / Geology / Biochemical Rocks: A sedimentary rock that forms from the chemical activities of organisms. Organic (reef and fossiliferous) limestones and bacterial iron ores are examples. MORE

Sedimentary Structure

Science / Geology / Sedimentary Structure: A structure in a sedimentary rock that forms at or near the time of deposition and reveals information about the depositional environment. Examples include: ripple marks, cross-bedding, mud cracks, an MORE

Rockered Blades

Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Rockered Blades: Used by professional ice hockey skaters; the gentle curve in a very sharp blade of an ice skate produced by rounding the toe and heel of the blade to make it easier for hockey players to turn quickly. MORE

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