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Can you name the answers to these Geology questions where all of the answers begin with 'M'?

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Molten rock material that occurs below Earth's surface
A copper carbonate with a bright green color (#1 above)
Refers to igneous rocks with a large percentage of dark minerals like amphiboles, pyroxenes, and olivine
The largest marine animal phylum, it includes clams and oysters, slugs and snails, and squids and octopi
A rapid and widepsread decline in biodiversity, such as at the end of the Permian and Cretaceous Periods
General term for an area that is at a conspicuously higher elevation than surrounding lands
Group of phyllosilicates with basal cleavage that allows them to break into thin sheets (#3 above)
A network of polygonal shrinkage cracks that open in wet sediments as water slowly evaporates (#4 above)
A mound, ridge, or ground covering of unstratified and unsorted till, deposited by glacial action (#2 above)
This Geologic Era is known for dinosaurs, Pangaea's break-up, the rise of flowers, and a smashing conclusion
A naturally occurring, inorganic solid with definite chemical composition and ordered internal structure
An area of increased dip in otherwise gently dipping strata
A metamorphic rock made from recrystallized carbonate minerals; popular sculpture material
This Geologic Epoch was marked by global cooling, expansion of grassland, and the rise of the Himalayas
A stream that has many bends; usually develops on nearly level landscapes
Alteration of minerals, textures, and composition of rock caused by exposure to heat, pressure, and chemical action
General term for any downslope movement of rock, soil, snow, or ice under the influence of gravity
Talc = 1, Gypsum = 2, Calcite = 3, Fluorite = 4, … , Quartz = 7, Topaz = 8, Corundum = 9, Diamond = 10
The boundary between the crust and the mantle; detected by seismology
The ultramafic layer of Earth underlying the crust; the upper part behaves as a very viscous fluid

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