Lithification - The conversion of newly deposited, unconsolidated sediment into a solid, coherent rock by such processes as compaction and cementation or crystallization of minerals, also lithification.
The solidification of sediments to form sedimentary rocks.
The processes through which sediments are converted into sedimentary rock, including compaction and cementation.
The processes by which sediment is converted into sedimentary rock. These processes include cementation and compaction.
(lith'-i-fic-ca-tion) The process by which a newly deposited, unconsolidated sediment is changed into a coherent, solid rock through cementation, compaction, desiccation, and crystallization. Lithification may occur concurrent with, soon after, or long after deposition.
Process by which sediments are consolidated into sedimentary rock.
Hardening of sediment to form a rock.
The chemical and physical diagenetic processes that bind and harden a sediment into a sedimentary rock. (See also Compaction.)
Solidification of sediment into rock. Lithification typically involves compaction, from the weight of overlying sediments, and cementation, caused by the precipitation of mineral cements.
The process of turning loose sediment into a sedimentary rock. This is done by heat, pressure and time. This process can take from years to millions of years. Hardgrounds are formed in inter-tidal carbonates and can form in years. Usually this process is ... More
Process of changing sediment into rock.
The conversion of a newly deposited layer of sediment transferred into a solid rock by processes of cementation, compaction and crystallization from heat and pressure.
the process of conversion of an unconsolidated sediment to a solid rock.
Conversion of loose(unconsolidated)sediment into rock, a process which requires much time, pressure and possibly high temperatures.
A term used to describe changes in the sediment which result in the formation of a massive rock from loose sediment.
The conversion of loose sediment into solid sedimentary rock. Several processes, including compaction of grains, filling of spaces between grains with mineral cement, and crystallization act to solidify sediment.
The process in which sediments compact under pressure and start to form rock. Fluids are lost from the sediments as pressure tightens the space in between grains. Heat generated from the pressure contributes to the bonding of sediment. This process can take thousands of years.
The transformation of loose sediment into solid rock through compaction and cementation.
Lithification (from the Greek word lithos meaning 'rock' and the Latin-derived suffix -ific) is the process whereby sediments compact under pressure, expel connate fluids, and gradually become solid rock. Essentially, lithification is a process of porosity destruction through compaction and cementation. Lithification includes all the processes which convert unconsolidated sediments into sedimentary rocks.