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How is a sedimentary rock made? what is it made out of?

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Sedimentary rock is formed when material such as sand,mud, calcium from diatoms and etc settle, most often from water. Over many eons, processes such as dessication and pressure form these sediments into rock.
Sandstone, shale and chalk are good examples of sedimentary rock.

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  1. Sedimentary rocks are formed when sediment is deposited out of air, ice, wind, gravity, or water flows carrying the particles in suspension. This sediment is often formed when weathering and erosion break down a rock into loose material in a source area.

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