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In fact, sedimentary rocks are, in a sense, trash from the Earth's surface deposited in basins.

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The Grand Canyon is particularly good for this because different sedimentary rocks have different colors.

For example, the mudstone, sandstone and shale are cut by the basalt dike, so we know that the mudstone, sandstone, and shale had to be present before the intrusion of the basalt dike.

Principles of Stratigraphy Stratigraphy is the study of strata (sedimentary layers) in the Earth's crust.

Geologist in the 1800s worked out 7 basic principles of stratigraphy that allowed them, and now us, to work out the relative ages of rocks.

Thus, in a sequence of layers that have not been overturned by a later deformational event, the oldest layer will be on the bottom and the youngest layer on top.

This is the same principle used to determine relative age in the trash pits discussed previously.

Principle of Inclusions If we find a rock fragment enclosed within another rock, we say the fragment is an inclusion.

If the enclosing rock is an igneous rock, the inclusions are called xenoliths.

He concluded that process that are currently operating on the Earth must be the same processes that operated in the past.

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