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MECHANICAL WEATHERING occurs when rocks are broken into smaller and smaller pieces. This can occur by the activity of plant roots breaking rocks apart; by freezing and thawing that produces wedges in rocks; by physical banging of hard materials; or by rubbing against the rock by sediments found in water or the air.




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