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Geology Word Chain

All the answers have something to do with geology. The last letter of each answer is the first letter of the next.
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Between felsic and mafic.
Intermediate
Rare gemstone that gets its green color from impurities of chromium.
Emerald
Less rare (but way more popular!) gemstone that is composed of pure carbon.
Diamond
Relative and absolute.
Dating
Metamorphic rock that exhibits banding.
Gneiss
Period before the Devonian in the geologic time scale.
Silurian
Describes elements that occur in nature in uncombined form.
Native
Talking about igneous rocks that formed above the surface of the earth (opposite of intrusive.
Extrusive
Geologic process where earthen materials are worn away and transported by natural forces.
Erosion
Asian country at a convergent plate boundary (Indian and Eurasian continental plates).
Nepal
Igneous rock mass that has been intruded between rock strata causing uplift in the shape of a dome.
Laccolith
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"Salty" mineral.
Halite
Substance that cannot be broken down into a simpler format.
Element
Ash rock that comes in a "welded" variety.
Tuff
Mineral property of breaking in a random pattern (goes with cleavage).
Fracture
What geo means.
Earth
Mineral's measure of its relative resistance to scratching.
Hardness
Rock type that is formed by the accumulation or deposition of mineral or organic particles at Earth's surface.
Sedimentary
Quantity of resources that can be produced from a deposit.
Yield
Volcanoes are called this when they aren't presently reacting, but could in the future.
Dormant
Grossular, a Ca-Al garnet group, is sometimes marketed under the past name of this South African province from 1910-1994.
Transvaal
Semi-precious stone (metamorphic rock) that is prized for its intense blue color.
Lapis lazuli
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