Science Quiz / 'Q', 'X', 'Y', and 'Z' in Earth Science

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Can you name the Earth science terms that start with 'Q', 'X', 'Y', or 'Z' that complete these questions?

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Hint'Q', 'X', 'Y', or 'Z' Term
A surface mine usually operated to produce crushed stone
The period of Earth's history from about 1.6 million years ago to the present
The area of land shown by the U.S. Geological Survey
The mineral that is 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale
A bed of sand with a high water content
A preexisting rock that has been incorporated into magma without melting
An electromagnetic wave of high energy and very short wavelength
A tributary that parallels the main channel of a stream for a considerable distance
The U.S. National Park home to the geyser Old Faithful
The quantity of a resource that can be extracted from a deposit
The earliest stage in the development of a landscape
An area on Earth compositionally different than surrounding areas
The chief ore of the element with atomic number 40
The point on the celestial sphere directly above your head
The chemical element with atomic number 30

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