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Created Mar 6, 2013
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large circular downwarped structured
 
basins
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a transform fault is
 
a strikeslip fault that forms the boundary between tectonic plates
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accreditary wedge
 
is a thick accumulation of sediments and small tectonic blocks formed of material scraped off...
4
A graben is
 
A hanging wall block that has moved down between two normal faults.
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Reverse fault
 
the hanging block moves up with respect tot eh footwall block
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San andreas strike slip fault in california
 
Is the boundary between the north american and pacific plates.
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What combinations should favor folding rather than faulting
 
high temperatures and high confining pressure
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Isotomic movement
 
uplifts areas recently covered by thick continental ice sheets.
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folded limestones that occur high in the himalayas were originally deposited as sediments in...
 
Marine basins between india and eurasia
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Isostasy
 
The concept that rocks of the crust and upper mantle are floating in gravitational balances
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Cooler temperatures
 
Brittle deformation would be favored over  ductile deformation in what conditions?
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Transform faults are also
 
strike slip faults
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A good example of a present day passive continental margin is
 
east coast of north america
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What element is the most abundant in the earths crust by weight
 
oxygen
15
characteristics shape of a mineral is known as
 
habit
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most valuable and most reliable physical property used for identification of minerals is
 
color
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useful in mineral identification and the color of the powdered mineral is the term for...
 
streak
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atoms that have different numbers of neutrons and same number of protons is
 
isotope of the same element
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how many neutrons are in it's nucleau if the atoms mass number is 13 and atomic number...
 
7
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what is not one of the eight most common elements in earths crust?
 
Carbon
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atoms tend to gain lose or share electrons until tehy are surrounded by how many valence electrons
 
8
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mineral groups that exhibit sheet like silicate structure
 
micas
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atoms that have an electrical charge due to gain or loss of electrons
 
ions

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