Lithification

Lithification (from the Greek word lithos meaning `rock` and the Latin-derived suffix -ific) is the process in which sediments compact under pressure, expel connate fluids, and gradually become solid rock. Essentially, lithification is a process of porosity destruction through compaction and cementation. Lithification includes all the processes .....
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lithification

The conversion of loose sediment into solid sedimentary rock.
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Lithification

A process whereby sediments are buried, compacted and converted into rocks.
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lithification

complex process whereby freshly deposited loose grains of sediment are converted into rock. Lithification may occur at the time a sediment is ... [3 related articles]
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lithification

Conversion of an unconsolidated (loose) sediment into solid sedimentary rock by compaction of mineral grains that make up the sediment, cementation by crystallization of new minerals from percolating water solutions, and new growth of the original mineral grains. The term is less commonly used to refer to solidification of magma to form igneous roc...
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lithification

conversion to rock.
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Lithification

Process by which sediments are consolidated into sedimentary rock.
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lithification

The process by which an unconsolidated deposit of sediments is converted in to solid rock. Compaction, cementation and recrystallization are involved.
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Lithification

The process of turning loose sediment into a sedimentary rock. This is done by heat, pressure and time. This process can take from years to millions of years. Hardgrounds are formed in inter-tidal carbonates and can form in years. Usually this process is a slow one. If this process continues, metamorphism occurs.
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Lithification

The processes by which sediment is converted into sedimentary rock. These processes include cementation and compaction.
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lithification

The processes that convert a sediment into a sedimentary rock.
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Lithification

The processes through which sediments are converted into sedimentary rock, including compaction and
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