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What sedimentary rock is composed of compacted clay?

the answer is shale.


What sedimentary rock is formed from thin layers of clay compacted very tightly?

== == Shale--sedimentary rock composed of clay and silt particles showing layering. Mudstone--sedimentary rock composed of clay and silt particles which don't show layering.


What is te name of a sedimentary rock composed of clay particles?

Claystone is a sedimentary rock composed primarily of clay particles.


What sedimentary rock is formed from thin layers of clay compacted very tightly together?

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Is clay an igneous metamorphic or sedimentary rock?

Clay is actually a description of sediment of a specific particle size. As such clay is not necessarily a rock. However when compacted and cemented clay forms claystone which is a sedimentary rock.


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What sedimentary rock is composed of clay?

shale is the answer


Sedimentary rock composed of consolidated clay?

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What is argillaceous?

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What is the name for sedimentary rock composed of consolidated clay?

ARGILLITE


What sedimentary rock is formed from thin layer of clay compacted very tightly together?

Shale.


What sedimentary rock is formed from thin layers of clay compacted very tightest together?

Slate is formed by compression of clay and silt.


Is shale made out of sedimentary rock?

Yes. It is made out if clay. The difference between just clay and shale is that the shale consists of compacted clay. Because of compaction, the clay particles (which are flaky) tend to align themselves resulting in varying degrees of fissility. If shale is even more compacted, it will turn into a slate, which is no longer a sedimentary but a metamorphic rock.


Is clay a sedimentry rock?

Clay is composed of sediment, but it is not a sedimentary rock. Rock is solid and hard; clay is soft and malleable. Clay can be baked into bricks, but even then, bricks are not quite as hard as rocks are.


Which type of sedimentary rock is composed mostly of clay-sized particle?

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What is a rock composed of large rounded gravels compacted together with sand silt and clay?

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Is chalk and shale the same thing?

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What sedimentary rock formed from clay deposits?

Claystone is a sedimentary rock formed from clay deposits. Another sedimentary rock that forms from clay deposits is shale.


Is slate clastic?

Yes, slate is clastic. Chalk is usually considered as a bio-clastic sedimentary rock. The sedimentary rock is composed mainly of the clay minerals.


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A sedimentary rock formed from clay deposits?

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