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Deposition of Sediment

Deposition is the laying down of sediment carried by wind, water, or ice. Sediment can be transported as pebbles, sand & mud, or as salts dissolved in water. Salts may later be deposited by organic activity (e.g. as sea-shells) or by evaporation.

I. Sediment grains transported and deposited by Wind, Water and Ice:


Sediments produced by: II. Living Organisms III. Evaporation

Sediments produced by Living Organisms and Evaporation Find out more information on sediments produced by living organisms and evaporation.
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