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

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