Question #07c04

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Jan 10, 2018

Any type of sedimentary rock is likely to contain fossils.


Sedimentary rock formation always can include the deposition of fossils because it is formed by successive layers of material collecting at the bottom of a liquid. Any plants or animal remains that fall into the liquid (water) and are covered by additional layers of soil before they can decompose will form fossils in the resultant rock.

On the other hand, you may want to know that fossils can ONLY be found in sedimentary rocks, as other rock formation processes would destroy the structure of any organic material.