Characteristics/Features of Sedimentary Rocks

  1. Sedimentary rocks possess layers or strata; hence they are referred to as stratified rocks.
  2. They have fossils and is coarse in texture.
  3. They are not resistant to erosion.
  4. A good number of sedimentary rocks are soft and can easily be broken down.
  5. They vary in colours from white as in limestone to black asin coal.
  6. They are non-crystalline in structure.

Examples of sedimentary rocks are:

limestone, sandstone, mudstone, calcite, coal, dolomite, shale, quartzite, gypsum etc.

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