Is sedimentary rock a mineral or a rock?
Evaporation of a solution containing certain minerals may cause those minerals to crystalize, forming a solid.
It depends on where it's formed.
All rocks are composed of combinations of minerals by definition. Sedimentary rocks can be composed of many different minerals and therefore cannot be classified as a specific… mineral. Rocks are the source of most minerals for human use, but they must be separated from the other minerals in the rock.
Some minerals in sedimentary rocks include halite mineral crystals which are in rock salt and gypsum mineral crystals which are in rock gypsum. Also, calcite crystals are foun…d in oolitic limestone and travertine.
table salt used to season foods is made of the mineral haite.
Yes, quartz can be in both igneous and sedimentary rocks. In fact, in siliciclastic (clastic) sedimentary rocks, quartz is the most abundant mineral. Chert, a microcrystalline… variety of quartz, is commonly found as nodules in chemical sedimentary rocks, such as limestone. . Felsic igneous rocks, those rich in silica, may also have quartz and commonly do. These rocks include granitoids, granites, rhyolites, diorites and granodiorites, among many others.
Sedimentary rock is composed of minerals. The minerals may be in the form of particles of other rocks that are made of minerals themselves, as well as the minerals of the cem…enting material that holds those particles together. In certain cases, the minerals have formed as a result of the evaporation of or precipitation from saturated solutions containing the components of minerals. Sedimentary rocks can contain visible crystals as well as crystals that are not visible without the aid of magnification.
Quartz starts out as an igneous rock, but that rock can weather, it can have little pieces broken off by various processes, and those pieces can then wash away in the rain and… wind up in some body of water as sediment.
Yes, because rocks dont make up minerals, but minerals do make up rocks, and Sediments and compacted and GLUED together.
Different sedimentary rocks contain different minerals.
because they are mostly made up of the miilion years