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What is diagenesis?

 •Geochemical, physical, and mineralogic (textural) changes that  take place after burial of sediment   -Not weathering   -Not metamorphism/metasomatism 
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Diagenesis of sedimentary rocks?

Diagenesis - Diagenesis is the process that turns sediment into rock. The first stage of the process is compaction. Compaction occurs as the weight of the overlying material i (MORE)

What is the difference between diagenesis and lithification?

Lithification is simply conversion of lose sediments into a solid rock due to pressure. Digenesis is the process that sediments go through after deposition. It includes all (MORE)