Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy (2nd Edition) by McGraw-Hill

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Derived from the content material of the revered McGraw-Hill Dictionary of clinical and Technical Terms, 6th version, each one identify presents millions of definitions of phrases and words encountered in a selected self-discipline. All comprise:

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The general appearance of a specific geologic entity or fossil assemblage as considered more or less apart from relations in time and space. 2. The direction toward which a valley side or slope faces with respect to the compass or rays of the sun. { a spekt } aspect angle [GEOL] The angle between the aspect of a slope and the geographic south (Northern Hemisphere) or the geographic north (Southern Hemisphere). { a spekt aŋиgəl } asperity [GEOL] A type of surface roughness appearing along the interface of two faults.

Avиrij igиne¯иəs ra¨k } aviolite [PETR] A mica-cordierite-hornfels. { a¯ vı¯иə lı¯t } avogadrite [MINERAL] (K,Cs)BF4 An orthorhombic fluoborate mineral occurring in small crystals on Vesuvian lava. { aиvə ga¨d rı¯t } Avonian See Dinantian. 7% nickel. { aиwa¨ ru¨ ¯ıt } axial compression [GEOL] A compression applied parallel with the cylinder axis in experimental work involving rock cylinders. { akиse¯иəl kəm preshиən } axial culmination [GEOL] Distortion of the fold axis upward in a form similar to an anticline.

O˙dиo¯ nu¨иmə ta¨lиəиsəs } Autunian [GEOL] A European stage of Lower Permian geologic time, above the Stephanian of the Carboniferous and below the Saxonian. { o¯ tu¨nиe¯иən } autunite [MINERAL] Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2и10H2O A common fluorescent mineral that occurs as yellow tetragonal plates in uranium deposits; minor ore of uranium. { o¯ tə nı¯t } Auversian See Ledian. { o¯ vərzhиən } auxiliary fault [GEOL] A branch fault; a minor fault ending against a major one. { o˙g zilиyəиre¯ fo˙lt } auxiliary mineral [MINERAL] A light-colored, relatively rare or unimportant mineral in an igneous rock; examples are apatite, muscovite, corundrum, fluorite, and topaz.

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