1.(a) How are the degree of sorting and the amount of rounding related to the transportation of sand grains? (b) What is the principal mineral in sandstone? Why does this mineral dominate? 2. (a) List three categories of sedimentary environments. Provide examples for each category. (b) What is the major difference between the various kinds of clastic sedimentary rocks? 3. (a) What is diagenesis? Give an example. (b) Describe briefly the lithification of sedimentary rocks.
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