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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:03:14 +0000
Chrysocolla is one of the silicate minerals. Page 7.
Dinosaur bone is cut and polished as a gemstone. Page 9.
What Is a Pluton?
Plutons are deep-seated bodies of large-grained igneous rock. They can be exposed at the surface if erosion wears away overlying rock.
Coquina is one of the major types of sedimentary rocks. Page 11.
What Crystals Are
A clear explanation in everyday language of crystals as geologists see them.
Elphidium granti is a typical foraminifer. Page 13.
Blueschist is a major metamorphic rock type from regional metamorphism. Page 3.
Quartz is classified as a rock-forming mineral. Page 9.
A fossilized cold seep in California's Panoche Hills. Page 4.
Alabaster or massive gypsum rock is one of the sedimentary rocks.
What is an Orogeny?
A short explanation of orogenies, or mountain-building episodes, with examples.
Fossil fish from Eocene lake beds. Page 12.