What is easier to compact gravel sand or mud?
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Asked in Science
Compaction is a very important part of the lithification for which sediment gravel sand mud cobble?
Lithification processes, collectively referred to as "diagenesis," include: compaction (example: clay to shale), cementation (example: sand to sandstone), and partial recrystallization (example: lime mud to limestone). Note: Pressure by itself does not by compaction lithify sand to sandstone. Sandstone diagenesis is mostly by cementation and also, sometimes, by partial recrystallization and crystal overgrowths. The same is so of gravel that lithifies to conglomerate.
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What is the difference between sand and mud?
· When it comes to the difference between mud and sand, there are several factors, but the main one is particle size. Sediments are measured in a scale, which is directly related to their particle size. The particles in mud are smaller than those in sand, which makes a totally different type of environment than sand. Due to the compact nature of mud, it usually has very low oxygen content. Sand is a yellow colour, because of the oxygen found in it. The anoxic nature of mud leaves the sediment very hard to live in. The fauna that live there must be highly specialised, such as polychaete worms and some types of edible bivalves.
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Is a small stone a boulder?
No, a large stone is a boulder There is a defined order of particles from sand to boulders: United States Standard Size range (metric) Size range (app. inches) Aggregate name (Wentworth Class) Other names 256 mm < 10.1 in< Boulder 64-256 mm 2.5-10.1 in Cobble 32-64 mm 1.26-2.5 in Very coarse gravel Pebble 16-32 mm 0.63-1.26 in Coarse gravel Pebble 8-16 mm 0.31-0.63 in Medium gravel Pebble 4-8 mm 0.157-0.31 in Fine gravel Pebble 2-4 mm 0.079-0.157 in Very fine gravel Granule 1-2 mm 0.039-0.079 in Very coarse sand ½-1 mm 0.020-0.039 in Coarse sand ¼-½ mm 0.010-0.020 in Medium sand 125-250 µm 0.0049-0.010 in Fine sand 62.5-125 µm 0.0025-0.0049 in Very fine sand 3.90625-62.5 µm 0.00015-0.0025 in Silt Mud < 3.90625 µm < 0.00015 in Clay Mud < 1 µm < 0.000039 in Colloid Mud