Physical Geology: Why are sedimentary rocks so important? Why are sedimentary rocks so important?

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Why are sedimentary rocks so important?

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    they host the world's oil, coal, natural gas, and uranium deposits, and much of the world's groundwater valuable resources
  2. B
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    they are sources of sand, gravel, quartz, lime, salt, building stones, and other chemical and rock resources
  3. C
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    they are the type of rocks in which fossils are found, and thus contain a record of the history of life on Earth
  4. D
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    through their minerals, textures, sedimentary structures, and fossils, they provide windows into the environments and processes of Earth's past, including the history of mountain ranges forming and eroding, oceans opening and closing, and continents moving
  5. E
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    because of the way the sediments of which they are formed are deposited originally in horizontal layers on the Earth's surface, they can be read stratigraphically, in sequences of layers like pages in books , to reconstruct Earth's history page by page; even the way the pages are bent or torn (the strata are folded or faulted) tells us about the tectonic events of the Earth
  6. F
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    all the other choices are valid reasons why sedimentary rocks are important
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