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What is diagenesis?

•Geochemical, physical, and mineralogic (textural) changes thattake 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 (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)