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Formation of Chert

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1 Formation
1.1 Formation
Chert forms when microcrystals of silicon dioxide grow within soft sediments that become limestone or chalk. The chert formation can be either of chemical or biological origin.
1.2 Composition
1.2.1 Mineral Content
Quartz, Silicon
1.2.2 Compound Content
Silicon Dioxide
1.3 Transformation
1.3.1 Metamorphism
19% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Not Applicable
1.3.3 Weathering
78% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.4 Types of Weathering
Not Applicable
1.3.5 Erosion
86% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion

Chert Formation

Chert formation took place millions of years ago. There are a variety of Chert Uses and the Chert Reserves are found in many countries around the world. The rocks in the earth’s crust continuously undergo changes in their composition which leads to formation of other rocks. Each rock has a unique formation process. Formation of Chert is explained below:

  • Chert forms when microcrystals of silicon dioxide grow within soft sediments that become limestone or chalk. The chert formation can be either of chemical or biological origin.

Along with Chert Formation, also learn about Chert composition and transformation in the next section.