Research on the benefits of sedimentary rocks

Rocks are defined as a natural solid mass, containing a metal or a group of different minerals, rocks vary in size and nature of their composition, and are classified in composition as: fire rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks.

Sedimentary rocks
Are rocks that form on the surface of the earth or in the bottoms of oceans, seas and rivers, as a result of erosion, erosion and fragmentation of firerocks and rocks transformed by weather factors (wind and rain), which leads to their sedimentation and accumulation in different places, they consist of granules and sediments Rocks, which have been clustered, combine and form rocks over the years, are one of the most widespread types of rock.

Benefits of sedimentary rocks
Sedimentary rocks are of great benefit and importance and their importance is based on the way they form, and one of the most important benefits of these rocks is:

  • Containing oil, natural gas and uranium, oil is extracted from areas where sedimentary rocks are formed.
  • Containing fossils, sedimentary rocks are important to geologists because they are formed by fossils that are evidence of ancient life, revealing the nature of animals through which these fossils are studied.
  • Its ability to conserve important mineral deposits: phosphates, which are extracted from sedimentary rocks.
  • its ability to collect underground water in it.
  • The use of some types of sedimentary rocks with pointed heads called precia in wall decoration.
  • The importance of clay deposits, which are a type of sedimentary rock, is used on agricultural land as in Egypt.
  • Containing salts, sedimentary rocks forming in the bottoms of the sea are a major source of salt extraction.
  • Its iron contains an important source of sedimentary iron extraction, such as Aswan Al-Barroukhi iron in Egypt.
  • Energy and coal extraction is an important source of coal, which is formed as a result of landfilling and isolating plants from oxygen for a long time, increasing their carbon concentration, leading to the formation of coal.