by Gabe Reitzes



Sedimentary rocks are formed
when sediment
                         a naturally occurring material
                         broken down
                         by processes of
                         weathering, erosion
Deposited out of air,
ice, wind, gravity,
and water flows,
carrying the particles
in suspension.

Everything will be buried eventually.

Ships sunken, bones
broken or in tact,
butterfly wings
and cow pies
lose definition,

in time.

As sediments accumulate in a depositional environment,
older sediments are buried by the younger, and
undergo diagenesis
                         includes all the chemical,
                         physical, and biological changes
                         exclusive of surface weathering

Under, gone.

a deeper burial takes place.

will not survive the process.

The mineral dissolved from
strained contact points is
redeposited in the unstrained
pore spaces.

Pressure solution—

This further reduces porosity
and makes the rock more
compact, competent.

Heat, pressure, time
Mud, silt, detritus

At sufficiently high temperature and pressure,
the realm of diagenesis makes way
for metamorphism
                         of existing rock to a rock
                         with different mineral composition
                         or texture.
The rock remains
mostly solid.


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