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Geology Words of the Week

Note: The Geology Word of the Week has had a long hiatus but will return in 2015. Stay tuned! 

Most weeks, I post a Geology Word of the Week. For these weekly words I go through the alphabet in order from A to Z. I’m currently on my third alphabet. The words I’ve done so far are listed below.

A is for…

Alluvium

Accretionary Wedge

Amygdale

 

B is for…

(Volcanic) Bomb

Brunton

Botryoidal

 

C is for…

Coprolite

Coquina

Columnar Jointing

 

D is for…

Dredge

Delta

Drumlin

 

E is for…

Eustasy

Eclogite

Eurypterid

 

F is for…

Fabric

Fumarole

Float

 

G is for…

Gondwana

Glomeroporphyritic

Glacial Erratic

 

H is for…

Hotspot

Halokinesis

Hand Lens

 

I is for…

Ichnite

Inselberg

Ice

 

J is for…

Jurassic

Jimthompsonite

Jasper

 

K is for…

Komatiite

Krakatau
 

L is for…

Lithosphere

Lepidolite

 

M is for…

Magma

Migmatite

 

N is for…

Nabkha

Nummulite

 

O is for…

Ophiolite

Ooid

 

P is for…

Peridot

Pleochroism

 

Q is for…

Quaternary

Quarry

 

R is for…

Rock

Rutile

 

S is for…

Speleothem

Syncline

 

T is for…

Travertine

Time

 

U is for…

Uraninite

Ulexite

 

V is for…

Vesicle (and Vug)

Vitreous

 

W is for…

Wadi

Widmanstätten Pattern

 

X is for…

Xenolith

Xiphactinus

 

Y is for…

Yardang

Yellowstone National Park

 

Z is for…

Zanclean

Zeolite