Other Places Minerals Are Found
Weathering processes break large rocks into smaller ones, in processes that can work on surfaces (immediately resulting in fine particles) such as sandblasting, or in processes that gradually turn large rocks into smaller and smaller ones, such as the freezing and thawing of water in pores or crevices which can divide a large rock in two.
The initial result of many weathering processes are
unconsolidated sediments, but these loose accumulations of material can also
form from volcanic processes. Over time, most unconsolidated sediments will
harden into sedimentary rocks.
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