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

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