Sedimentary rocks have one thing in common, they
all have something to do with water. Even the sands in the desert, are
later cemented by water that percolates through the sand. There
are many types of sedimentary environments. There are streams, rivers,
oceans, coral reefs, beaches, deserts, and glaciers. The picture shows
many of these different environments.
Many environments form sedimentary rocks that have
distinguishing features. For example, sandstone is common in beach or
desert environments, while mudstone and siltstone are
common in quiet, deep marine environments.