Science Quiz / 'S' in Geology Part 1

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

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A mica-bearing metamorphic rock characterized by strong foliation from undegoing pressure
An exposure of soil left by a landslide (also an exposure of the slip plane)
Clastic sedimentary rock composed of particles between 1/16 and 2 mm in diameter
Italian volcano famous for fountains of lava jetting from its lava-filled central crater
The transport of sediment in short jumps and bounces
Gridded diagram used for structural analysis (#4 above)
Mound-shaped fossils formed from repeated layering of algal mats covered by trapped sediment (#2 above)
This geologic Period saw diversification of jawed fish and the invasion of land by multicellular organisms
A current major or secondary tectonic plate*
A change in the volume or shape of a rock mass in response to stress
Born in England in 1769, he was a pioneer in the fields of stratigraphy and geological mapping
A composite volcanic cone made up of alternating layers of lava flows and pyroclastics (#1 above)
This green phylosilicate mineral group is a common product of hydrothermal alteration of olivine
A lowering of the land surface in response to subsurface weathering, collapse, or slow settlement
Blue or bluish gem variety of the mineral corundum (#3 above)
Low-grade metamorphic rock formed through metamorphism of shale; commonly used as chalkboards
A large, stable area of the Earth's crust under low relief
Any unconsolidated deposit of weathering debris, chemical precipitates, or biological debris
Subsurface igneous rock body intruded in between nearly horizontal rock layers
A trough-shaped fold with youngest strata in the center

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