Definition of Lithification. Meaning of Lithification. Synonyms of Lithification

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- Lithification (from the Ancient Gr**** word lithos meaning 'rock' and the Latin-derived suffix -ific) is the process in which sediments compact under pressure...
- be formed from the lithification of these buried smaller fragments (clastic sedimentary rock), the ac****ulation and lithification of material generated...
- continental plates collide. The sedimentary rocks are formed by diagenesis or lithification of sediments, which in turn are formed by the weathering, transport...
- eventually become sandstone and siltstone (sedimentary rocks) through lithification. Sediments are most often transported by water (fluvial processes),...
- dense that they would essentially form a rock. This process is known as lithification. Igneous rocks are rocks which have crystallised from a melt or magma...
- silica, or hardened clay. Conglomerates form by the consolidation and lithification of gravel. They can be found in sedimentary rock sequences of all ages...
- the overburden (lithostatic) pressure rises, and a process known as lithification takes place. Sedimentary rocks are often saturated with seawater or...
- of sediment and, therefore, the rock types that will be formed after lithification, if the sediment is preserved in the rock record. In most cases the...
- rock formed as a magnesium replacement of limestone or lime mud before lithification. Dolomite rock is resistant to erosion and can either contain bedded...
- can sometimes be seen on the water surface. Carbonate cementation and lithification form slaps or pillars up to 4 m (13 ft) tall, and support a rich biodiversity...
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