Flashcards in Geology Deck (42):
Rocks that came from a volcano
A substance that never reaches the surface
Magma that reaches the surface
A rock that forms within the earths surface
A rock that forms outside the earths surface
A solid naturally occurring rock
The uppermost and thinnest layer of the earth
Is the layer between the Lithosphere and Mantle
A solid with symmetrically arranged plane faces
Rocks formed from sediments deposited by water
The wearing away and removal of soil
Flat or open land beside a river were sediments are deposited
Large bodies that move down slopes and push boulders rocks and stone in front of them
Deposit left by movement of glacier
A sedimentary rock with medium sized sand grains
A fine grain sedimentary rock without layers
A fine-grained sedimentary rock formed in layers by the consolidation of clay
A sedimentary rock with a particle size between that of sandstone and mudstone
Sedimentary rock containing large particles of various sizes cemented together
A sedimentary rock formed from remnants of dead sea organisms
A sedimentary rock formed from dead plants and animals that were buried for millions of years
A sedimentary deposit formed when a salt lake or seabed dried up.
Rocks that were once sedimentary or igneous but were changed because of intense heat and pressure.
The process in which a Sedimentary or Igneous rock is changed to metamorphic rock.
Rocks that have other substances or chemicals within them.
Extraction of natural resources from the earth.
Environmental impact statement
Study of possible effects of planned project.
restored to its previous condition
Waste rock removed from top of soil replaced when work in area ceases.
Mining that scours out soil and rocks on the surface of the land
Mining that uses shafts and tunnels to remove rock from deep below the surface.
The first period of human history.
A mixture of metals.
A hard sedimentary rock formed from mineral quartz.
The method of forming a flint tool
Any remains, impression, or trace of an animal or plant of a former geological age; evidence of life in the past
The buckling of rocks. It is caused when rocks are under pressure from both sides.
Scientists that uncover and study fossils
The age of one rock compared to the other rock
Animals that eat other animals
Animals that eat dead plant and animal material