Focus on Sedimentary Environments

A Pliocene carbonate beach

Roman Quarry near Cala Pi, Mallorca, Spain

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Sedimentary structures. Divisions on right-hand side of scale are cm. Move your cursor over the image to see the labelled features.

Sedimentary structures

Two kinds of sedimentary structures are seen in this photograph.

Fully describe and identify structures A1, A2 and B, and interpret the origin and environmental significance of each. Then:

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