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9 December 2012

Geology Word of the Week: F is for Float

def. Float: Loose pieces of rock that are not connected to an outcrop. If you’re in the field with a geologist, you’re very likely to hear the word “outcrop” and the phrase “in situ“. When describing, identifying, mapping, and understanding rocks, geologists like to see rocks in context. If rocks were alive, you might say that geologists like to observe rocks in their natural habitats. You might say that geologists …

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