Stratification is perhaps the most widespread of sedimentary structures. It is often associated with sedimentary fabric, produced by the orientation of grains. On this page are photographs of some special types of stratification and grain-orientation.
Images copyright © 1998, John W.F. Waldron, except where otherwise stated
Graded bedding in a turbidite, with load structures at base and cross-lamination near top. Goldenville Formation, Eastern shore, NS.