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Biogenous sediment
coccolithophores, diatomaceous ooze, foraminiferans, siliceous ooze, stromatolites
Hydrogenous sediment
halite, manganese nodules, metal sulfides, oolites
Cosmogenous sediment
tektites
depth at which all carbonate is in solution
CCD
associated with glacial deposits
ice rafting
depth at which carbonate begins to dissolve
lysocline
associated with deep-sea fans
turbidite
particle size classification
wentworth scale
Texture
size and shape of sediment particles
Beach is sand is usually..
well sorted
Radiolarian oozes form..
near the equater
Phosphate nodules are found on
the continental shelf
What contains calcium carbonate CaCO3?
foraminiferans
What contains silica SiO2?
radiolarians
Lithogenous
sediments derived from preexisting rocks
Biogenous
sediments produced by organisms in the sea
Hydrogenous
Sediments produced as a result of chemical reactions in seawater
Cosmogenous
sediments with an extraterrestrial origin