Environments of Sediment Deposition Worksheet ESC102
1.
Next to each “Environment”, place the letter “C” for Continental, “M” for Marine, and “T” for Transitional.
Using the list of sedimentary rocks identified in your lab, list a rock found in each of the depositional environments.
Rocks may be used more than once. Be sure to have at least one rock for EACH environment. your lab book and Chapter 6
in your textbook.
Environment
C, M
or T
Name of rock found in this
environment
Environment
Beach
Glacial Deposits
Estuary
Sand Dunes
Delta
Alluvial Fan
Lagoon
Barrier Island, Spit
Coral Reef
Deep Sea Fan
Stream
Floodplain
Playa Lake
Salt Flat
C, M
or T
Name of rock found in this
environment
Swamp
2.
Sedimentary structures:
What do these sedimentary structures imply about the environment of deposition? Answer briefly below.
fossil plant roots
graded beds
horizontal strata
mudcracks
cross bedding
bimodal cross bedding
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Environments of Sediment Deposition Worksheet