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

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A secondary tectonic plate underlying the eastern Pacific Ocean
An inclined fault with vertical movement; the block above the fault has moved down relative to the other block
The phylum also known as roundworms; some inidividuals survived the Space Shuttle Columbia re-entry breakup
Any arch-shaped rock formation produced by weathering and/or erosion that spans a small channel (#4 above)
Sometimes considered the current Geologic Period; it at least covers 23.03 to 2.56 million years ago
A species or sub-species of the genus Homo that went extinct about 40,000 years ago
A small, spheroidal mineral mass that is more resistant to weathering than surrounding rock (#3 above)
A large, sheetlike rock mass that moved nearly horizontally above a thrust fault (a.k.a. thrust sheet)
A naturally occurring specimen of a pure element (e.g., gold, copper, lead, platinum)
A sodium- and potassium-bearing feldspathoid mineral occurring in instrusive igneous rocks with low silica
Exposed rock of a mountain or ridge surrounded by a glacier or ice field (#2 above)
The superseded theory that rocks formed from crystallization of minerals in early Earth's oceans
Differential likelihood of survival and reproduction of individuals based on different phenotypes (think Darwin)
General term for methane and other gaseous hydrocarbons extracted from the ground for fuel
A sand dune that forms around vegetation (#1 above)
Silicate mineral group with orthosilicate ions (1 silicon and 4 oxygen)

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