Sedimentary Rock Environments Key

Terrestrial Environment Agents of transportation or precipitation Sediments Rock
Glacier ice sand, gravel, mud conglomerates
Lake (lacustrine) currents, winds sand, mud sandstone, shale
Playa evaporation salts limestone, dolomite, gypsum, halite
Alluvial streams, rivers rounded rocks, gravel, sand, mud conglomerates, sandstone, shale
Sand Dunes (aeolian) wind sand, dust, loess sandstone
Swamp vegetation peat coal, oil

 
Transitional Environment Agents of transportation or precipitation Sediments Rock
Deltas rivers, waves, tides sand, mud sandstone, shale
Beach waves, tides sand, gravel sandstone, shale
Tide flats waves, tides sand, carbonate sediments, mud sandstone, limestone, shale

 
Marine Environment Agents of transportation or precipitation Sediments Rock
Shallow Marine waves, tides sand, muds sandstone, shale
Coral Reef shelled organisms, precipitates carbonate sands and muds limestone
Deep Marine shelled organisms, turbidity currents, ocean currents, settling silica sediment, mud chert, shale