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    Which ocean has more numerous volcanoes around it?

    (A) Indian (B) Atlantic (C) Arctic (D) Pacific Volcanic eruptions occur only in certain places and do not occur randomly. The tectonic plates form Earth's crust as they float on a hot mantle. These rigid plates collide, spread apart or slide past each other. The volcanoes form due to such...
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    Who first proposed the term Isostasy?

    (A) Sir George Airy (B) Clarence Dutton (C) R. A. Daly (D) Archdeacon Pratt Isostasy or isostatic equilibrium is the state of gravitational equilibrium between Earth's crust and mantle such that the crust floats over mantle at an elevation depending on its thickness and density. This concept...
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    What is the study of landforms, their processes, form and sediments called?

    (A) Geomorphology (B) Geomythology (C) Geophysics (D) Glaciology Geomythology is the study of alleged references to geological events in mythology. A geologist at Indiana University, Dorothy Vitaliano, first coined the term in 1968. It's not a mainstream branch of geology and is relatively...
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    When was the first Geological map of Great Britain published?

    (A) 1807 (B) 1812 (C) 1815 (D) 1821 William Smith knew how to draw the vertical extent of the rocks but didn't know how to display them horizontally. He found a map showing types of soils and vegetation around Bath and their geographical extent with different types colored. He drew a crude...
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    Who is known as the Father of modern Geology?

    (A) Abraham Gottlob Werner (B) James Hutton (C) Florence Bascom (D) William Smith Abraham Gottlob Werner (25 September 1749 – 30 June 1817) was a German geologist who proposed a theory about the stratification of the Earth's crust. He is remembered for his theory on chronological succession in...
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    Arsenopyrite

    Arsenopyrite is an iron arsenic sulfide (FeAsS). It is the most abundant arsenic-bearing mineral and the primary source of arsenic metal. It is often associated with other sulfide minerals in igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Arsenopyrite is widely distributed but is usually overlooked...
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    How to get into paleontology as a career on geology?

    You can pursue Bachelors and Masters degree in Geology. Paleontology specialization is very rare and very few colleges offer it. Generally, people complete Masters in Geology and then do Ph.d. in Paleontology. The Biology background is helpful in studying Paleontology as the identification &...
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    Apatite

    Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals with similar chemical compositions and physical properties. It is often mistaken for other minerals. It has a consistent hardness and is used as an index mineral for hardness 5 in Mohs scale. Apatite forms under wide variety of conditions and is found in...
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    Anhydrite

    Anhydrite is an evaporite mineral that forms due to the evaporation of sea water and occurs in sedimentary basins. The conditions of occurrence are critical as Anhydrite transforms into Gypsum by the absorption of water. This transformation is reversible with Gypsum forming Anhydrite with around...
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    Andalusite and Chiastolite

    Andalusite is an Aluminosilicate index mineral which provides the conditions of formation of its host rock. It is a common metamorphic mineral and trimorphic with Kyanite and Sillimanite. They occur under different temperature-pressure regimes and are therefore rarely found together in the same...
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    What is a mineral?

    A mineral or mineral species is a naturally occurring solid chemical compound. The following properties are required for a material to qualify as a mineral: Naturally occurring Inorganic Solids Definite chemical composition Orderly internal structure The study of minerals is called Mineralogy...
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    Metamorphic Rocks

    The metamorphic rocks are formed due to the transformation of preexisting rocks under pressure and temperature. The process is called metamorphism. The rocks undergo alteration in mineral composition, structure, texture and physical properties. The chemical composition the rock is generally...
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    Sedimentary Rocks

    Sedimentary rocks (from the Latin sedimentum, settlement) are formed by the precipitation and accumulation of mineral matter in a solution or by the compaction of plant and/or animal remains that consolidate into hard rocks. Sediments are deposited, one layer on top of the other, on the surface...
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    Igneous Rocks

    Igneous rocks (from Latin ignis, fire) also named magmatic, are all those that have been formed by solidification of a rocky, hot and mobile material called magma. This process, called crystallization, results from the cooling of the minerals and the entanglement of their particles. These types...
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    Diachronism

    Diachronism is a sedimentary cycle that deposits the same type of rock over time and space, resulting in different geological age in places away from each other in the same group of rocks. The basic principle of diachronism is that rock bodies "cross ages" which is nothing more than saying "it...
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    Anthropocene

    The Anthropocene is a proposed geologic epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth's geology, ecosystems and climate. Currently, Anthropocene is not recognized as a subdivision of Geologic time scale. Definition of Anthropocene The Anthropocene defines the...
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    Vug

    A vug (also called as vugh or vugg) is a cavity, void or a large pore in a rock that is usually lined with mineral precipitates. The vugs can be formed due to a variety of processes such as through faulting, folding, or collapse of a rock– and are often partially filled with secondary minerals...
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    The Rock Cycle

    The rock cycle is a concept that describes transition of rocks among igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The rock types won't remain forever, but keep changing. The magma or lava solidifies to form igneous rocks, the weathering and deposition of pre-existing rocks lead to formation of...
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    Volcano

    A Volcano is a rupture on the surface of the Earth (or some other planet), which serves as a vent to allow hot lava, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the subsurface magma chamber. The volcanoes occur on Earth due to plate tectonics. As the crust is broken into 17 major, rigid tectonic...
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    San Andreas Fault

    The San Andreas Fault is a sliding boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, which slices California in two from Cape Mendocino to the Mexican border. It extends roughly 1,200 kilometers (750 mi) through California. What type of fault is the San Andreas? San Andreas Fault...

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