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Questions and Answers: Geology

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The sub-categories are:

geology and atmosphere | igneous rock | metamorphic rock | minerals | miscellaneous geology | precious stones | resources | sedimentary rock | soils | stones and rocks | the earth

Top questions in this category:

Describe the formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks?
Are the fittest animals always the largest?
Can flint be found in Canada?
Continental heat flow is mostly produced by what?
Contrast the process that forms igneous rocks with the process that form metamorpic rocks?
Correlation of rivers
Dating of verny or dandrit
Describe the formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks?
Discuss major factors that influence mass movements?
Discuss on the magnetic field element
Explain how the asthenosphere works?
Explain several factors for the crystallizing of magma within the earth to create the varities of igneious intrusive rocks
Factors that affect rock deformation
Formation of schist?
Geological map
Granite,pumice,and scoria are igneous rocks. why doesn't granite have air holes like the other two?
How are fossils formed?
How can sedimentary processes con centrate and form resources? 2. give an example of a resource formed by a sedimentary process
How close is TOO close to a LIQUEFACTION ZONE?
How do geologists find out the age of mountains?
How do minerals become rocks, and rocks become soil?
How do we know magma does not originate in the liquid outer core?
How do we know that the inner core is solid and the outer core is liquid?
How do you approach a geological technical problem? Give an example
How do you calculate sea floor sinking?
How do you know whether something is bad for the environment or not?
How do you write procidures of mineral identification?
How evaporation is calcalulated from lakes?
How has the earth changed since it was formed?
How is lead made?
How long are oceanic volcanos active and how does that tie in with the hot spot theory?
How many seismograph stations are needed to alocate the epicenter of an earthquake?
How old is the earth?
How were sedimentary rocks created?
How would an increase in rotational tilt angle change the locations of the Tropics of Cancer and Capicorn?
Hydrocarbon behavior
Identify these stones
If there is global warming why is it so cold?
In 1763 how did great Britain try to end troubles with the native American
Is global warming and climate change true?
Is it irresponsible to have a pet due to emissions?
Is mineral a resource?
Quartz is what kind of silicate structure?
Radon detection in arid areas can help to explore what?
Rift areas, main stress faults and basin and range
Sahara desert
Soils take how many years to form?
Sustainability transition
Thermal properties
Toward a sustainability transition
Upon what two factors does the classification of igneous rocks depend?
Were there super continents before pangea?
What are examples of techno fossils?
What are the Black Smokers?
What are the four major minerals in canada?
What are the geological conditions for the formation of gas hydrates below the sea floor?
What are the igneous rocks of the ocean floor
What are the three major types of rocks?
What causes holes to go all the way through small pebbles and rocks?
What causes the eruption of pyroclasts and what type of lava are they associated with?
What causes the white band of color thru dark stone?
What does a Geologist do on a typical day?
What does regolith mean?
What is a craton
What is a hypothesis?
What is ablation?
What is china clay?
What is coal?
What is global warming?
What is granite?
What is happening when a metamorphic rock is forming?
What is loam soil?
What is shale?
What is the Cambrian?
What is the difference between a canyon, gorge & valley?
What is the difference between a semi-precious and a precious stone?
What is the difference between the geoid and the surface of the earth?
What is the earth made of?
What is the earth's core made of?
What is the earth's crust made of?
What is the general statement regarding the temperature of water in oceanic depths?
What is the mantle made of?
What is the minimum depth needed for a feature to be considered a canyon?
What is the name of the largest volcano in the world?
What is the rate of species and how does this relate to finding transitional species?
What is the reason in many times shale is source rock of hydrocarbons
What kind of organisms make up the fossils for fossilized algal jasper?
What layer of the earth does magma form?
What makes mountains appear purple?
What minerals attract lightning?
What seperates the outer core from the mantle above it?
What the longest depth can be measured using seismograph?
What time period can carbon-14 date?
What ways can igneous rock form 2 ways?
When does an atoll start to form?
Where are Mountains of the Moon?
Where would you expect to find the oldest basalt on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean?
Which carbonate mineral reacts readily with cool dilute hydrochloric acid to produce visible bubbles of carbon dioxide gas?

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