Geology Final

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Geology Final
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Geology
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  1. Which geologic Law(s) and/or Principle(s) would you use to assist you to relatively age date rocks?
    • •Law of superposition
    • • Principle of fossil succession
  2. Why type of fossils might assist you and what specific qualities should they have to be useful?
    Index fossil
  3. Briefly describe the differences between the oceanic and continental crust and what these important differences results in.
    Continental Crust underlies the continents and Oceanic crust is created at mid-ocean ridges
  4. What can we learn about Earth from studies of Paleomagnetism?
    Show the direction (orientation) to Earth’s magnetic poles
  5. Identify the plate boundary type of the Puerto Rico Trench.
    Transform
  6. Identify the plate boundary type of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
    divergent
  7. Briefly describe the plate tectonic setting associated with the Kilauea Volcano?
    Hot spots
  8. Name an important nonsilicate mineral.
    carbonates
  9. What is the most important rock-forming mineral?
    silicates
  10. Name the three basic rock types
    igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary
  11. Briefly explain what Bowen’s Reaction Series tells us about the crystallization process.
    Minerals crystallize in a systematic fashion based on their melting points

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