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Famous shale formation in the Canadian Rockies that has soft-bodied fossils from the Cambrian Period
Many of these rock units with alternating Fe-rich and Fe-poor layers are related to Precambrian oxygen levels
A weathering product of other rocks and the world's main aluminum ore
A mineral used as a weighting agent in petroleum well drilling mud; known for forming 'desert roses'
A rock composed of angular fragments of minerals or other rocks supported by a fine-grained matrix
A very large igneous rock intrusion; famously found in the Sierra Nevada of California
Often confused with bivalves, these 'lamp shells' (#1 above) were devastated during the Permian extinction
A stream composed of a network of multiple small channels
A long narrow island composed of sediment that parallels a shoreline
Mafic extrusive igneous rock and predominant rock type of oceanic crust
A map of ocean depth (i.e., the topography of the ocean floor)
The largest particle of sediment occuring in streams (greater than 256 mm in size); fun to climb
An isolated rock formation with steep sides and a small, flat top, like Devil's Tower above (#3 above)
The disruption of sediment and soil by plants and animals
Solid rock lying beneath any surface cover like soil, sediment, and vegetation
His 'reaction series' describes the process of fractional crystallization in a typical basaltic magma
Difficult and dry terrain (#4 above) where soft sedimentary rocks are eroded by wind and water
A phylum of mostly colonial filter feeders; common fossils in Paleozoic rocks (#2 above)
Iron/Magnesium-bearing mica with a vitreous luster and bird's eye extinction under cross-polarized light

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