Relating to lithification; the process by which loose, unconsolidated material is turned into rock. Lithification can be accomplished by high temperatures, high pressures, or the chemical deposition of "cements" (minerals) within spaces between particles. Back
To change to stone, or to petrify; especially to consolidate from a loose sediment to a solid rock.
The process of converting sediments to solid rock, generally through cementation and/or compaction. obe A rounded, tongue-like projection of glacial drift (i.e. Des Moines Lobe).