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Aug 10, 2017

Sediments are naturally occurring products of erosion that are deposited in another location by the action of wind, water, ice, or gravity.


Sediments are as varied as erosion products of rocks and minerals to pieces of plants and animals. They can be tiny, suspended, or huge - as long as they can be moved by some force.

The movement of sediments usually occurs through the agency of wind, water, or ice. Gravity is also an agent, as in a boulder or rocks falling during a landslide, or down a waterfall or cataract as the river bed erodes.