Science Quiz / 'T' in Geology

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A strike-slip fault that connects offsets in a mid-ocean ridge, or links sections of two other fault
A point where three lithospheric plates meet
Refers to a crystal system having three unequal oblique axes
Unsorted sediment deposited directly by a glacier as it melts in retreat and not reworked by meltwater
Fragments of igneous rock blown into the air by volcanic eruptions; including fine dust to large blocks
#3 above is a very hard nesosilicate amber gem mineral that can take on other colors when heated
A boron sorosilicate mineral most famous for its zoned coloring and pleochorism (#1 above)
This 'three lobed' arthropod class flourished in the early Paleozoic (#2 above)
The ocean separating Gondwanaland from Laurasia; the Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Seas are its remnants
An igneous rock composed of pyroclastic materials that have been ejected from a volcano
The study of the Earth's lithospehre, especially its large-scale movement and deformation
A porous sand or sandstone with solid hydrocarbons (e.g., bitumen) in the pore spaces
An accumulation of angular rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope (#4 above)
The largest volcanic eruption in recorded history was here in 1815; the death toll exceeded 71,000
Also known as 'water bears', members of this hardy phylum of microanimals have survived the vaccuum of space
Visible characteristics of a rock; includes grain size, rounding/angularity, porosity, foliation, crystallinity…
This Geologic Period saw the heyday of Pangaea, vast deserts, and the first true mammals
A reverse fault with a dip typically less than 45°; typical at convergent plate boundaries
The shape and geometry of Earth's surface and landforms
A graded seafloor deposit resulting from high-density flows with the coarest material at the bottom

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