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...
- near the ground surface Compaction (geology), part of the process of lithification involving mechanical dewatering of a sediment by progressive loading...
- 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...
- mineral components as ions in solution. As rocks are buried, they undergo lithification and the connate fluids are usually expelled. If the escape route for...
- processes can transform these sediments into rock through cementation and lithification, forming sedimentary rocks such as sandstone. These rocks can then in...
- (0.079 in) in diameter. Conglomerates form by the consolidation and lithification of gravel. Conglomerates typically contain finer grained sediment, e...
- into a different sedimentary rock during and after rock formation (lithification), at temperatures and pressures less than that required for the formation...
- disruption of layering by burrowing organisms in the sediment prior to lithification. Mud rocks such as mudstone and shale account for some 65% of all sedimentary...
- precipitation.Note: The secondary processes of compaction, cementation, and lithification help to hold a stratified bed in place. In aeolian or fluid depositional...
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