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STRATIFIED ROCKS

STRATIFIED ROCKS

Stratification, the layering that occurs in mostsedimentary rocksand in thoseigneousrocks formed at the Earth's surface, as from lava flows and volcanic fragmental deposits. The layers range from several millimetres to many metres in thickness and vary greatly in shape.

Examples of Stratified Rocks

A closer view of the stratified granite

Hummocky cross-stratification

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