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Geo study guide
on quiz one, two, and three
A unglazed porcelain plate is used to test for?
A subatomic particle that contributes mass and a single positive electrical charge best defines?
The type of bonding between Na (soduim) and Cl (chlorine) in halite (salt) is?
Is topaz generally considered to be 7 on the Mohs' hardness scale.
The mineral on the Mohs' hardness scale which will react with hydrochloric acid (HCL)?
The two most common elements in the Earth's crust are oxygen and?
Atoms with either a positive or negative charge are called?
Atoms containing different numbers of neutrons but the same number of protons are called?
What is the most common mineral found in the Earth's crust?
The ability of a mineral to break along preferred planes is called?
In the field, geologists that can generally separate a plutonic rock from a volocanic rock by the?
A sill normally cuts across the existing country rock?
A dark colored volcanic rock containing abundant vesicles (cavities)would best describe?
Lava that is characterized by a ropy or billowy surface is called?
Most of the world's largest volcanoes (e.g., Mauna Loa) are?
The ocean floor mostly consists of what common igneous rock?
A change in mamga composition due to melting of surrounding country rock?
A pyroclastic flow consists of a mixture of gas and pyroclastic material that is so dense that it hugs the ground as it flows rapidly into low areas?
Which plutonic igneous rock is larger?
Which is not a plutonic igneous rock?
Which sedimentary rock would react with hydrochloric acid (HCI)?
In graded bedding, the individual particle sizes?
Compaction and cementation are associated with?
A sandstone containing more than 25% feldspar could be referred to as an?
What two characteristics are mostly used to classify sedimentary rocks?
Texture and composition
A hard, fine-grained clastic sedimentary rock formed almost entirely of silica best defines a?
A course-grained clastic sedimentary rock composed of angular fragments would be?
A muddy sedimentary rock enviroment exposed to the air allowing the sediment to dry out will mostly likely produce?
A sedimentary rock chiefly consisting of shell fragments is called a?
What sedimenatary rock is formed from the consolidation of plant material?
How old is the earth?
5.5 billion years old.
What is the denisty of the earth?
What is directly below the lithosphere?
What is the top of the lithosphere?
What's in Silica?
Oxygen and Silicate
What are the three types of sedimentary rocks?
Igneous, sedimentary and metimorphic.
What's in Mafic?
What is 6 on the Moh's hardness scale?
What is 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale?
What type of rocks are Granite and Diorite?
What type of rocks are Basalt and Ryolite?
What has a smooth body of lava?
What has a jaged body of lava?
What's the difference between a block and a bomb?
What is the world's smallest volcanoe called?
Where do you get mudcracks?
In evaporated places (e.g, deserts).
What type of rock is coal?
What is Content metamorphism?
Causes heat "extreme heat".
What type of rock is Arkose?
What type of rock is Slate?
Moh's hardness scale?
Talc, Gympsm, Calcite, Flourize, Apetite, Feldspar, Quartz, Topaz, Corundum and Diamond.