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Peridotite xenolith in basalt, Hawaii, 2009. Photo Credit: Einat Lev.

Many peridotite xenoliths in basalt, Hawaii, 2009. Photo credit: Einat Lev.

Geology Word of the Week: X is for Xenolith

Peridotite xenolith in basalt, Hawaii, 2009. Photo credit: Einat Lev.

Peridotite xenolith collected at Dish Hill Cinder Cone, Mojave Desert. Photo credit: Ron Schott.

Oxidized mantle xenolith collected at Dish Hill Cinder Cone, Mojave Desert. Photo credit: Ron Schott.

Xenolith in lamprophyre, Ontario, Canada, 2002. Photo credit: Ron Schott.

Geology Word of the Week: M is for Migmatite

The mountains of Oman contain many geological wonders which shed light on normally invisible processes of the seafloor and mantle.

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http://geology.about.com/od/more_igrocks/ig/peridotite/peridboulder.htm Peridotite is typically dark green to black, but serpentinite alteration may give it ...

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“Teboho-size xenolith.” Cape Columbine, South Africa, 2009. Photo credit: Christie Rowe.

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Geology Word of the Week: M is for Migmatite - Georneys - AGU Blogosphere

Geology Word of the Week: M is for Migmatite - Georneys - AGU Blogosphere

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Peridotite Xenolith in Basaltic Shell. Amazing!

Weldon Spring, MO Quarry where explosive and radioactive waste products were dumped by the army and AEC. | Geology Rocks! | Pinterest

Aplite vein in Shap Granite

Granulito com granada - Maciço de Morais. Portugal. Garnet granulite. Continental lithosphere outcrop

This bright green peridotite is a mantle xenolith, a piece of mantle magma swept away

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Light green olivine crystals in peridotite xenoliths in basalt from Arizona

fossilized mud cracks | Lake sediments Mud cracks Ripple marks | Doctor Bdsm | Pinterest | Geology

Messinian valleys underneath Chiasso and Mendrisio, Mendrisotto; Switzerland

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Weathering close-up.

Amazing places

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Peridotite xenolith in basalt, Hawaii. Photo: Einat Lev. Geology Word of the Week: X is for Xenolith - Georneys - AGU Blogosphere.

Mystery Rock #2, Photo 4.

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Nobska sands 3, Cape Cod, December 2010.

Dewatering (fluid escape) structure preserved in the Hatfield Sandstone Member of the Haystack Mountains Formation north of Sinclair, Wyoming.

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Weldon Spring - dry wash where TNT was spilled

Banded iron formation, Northern Minnesota

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Samail Ophiolite 4, Oman, January 2009.

Interesting weathering on a boulder.

STER spotted huge plumes of sulfur dioxide gas, shown here in yellow and green,

Somehow I felt this plant wanted to reach out and grab us…

Peridotite xenolith in basalt, Hawaii. Photo: Einat Lev. Geology Word of the Week: X is for Xenolith - Georneys - AGU Blogosphere.

K/T Boundary near Jordan, Montana, with shocked quartz! | Geology! | Pinterest | Geology

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Obsidian - Igneous Rocks

Olivine-pyroxene xenolith (peridotite) included in a basaltic strombolian projection bomb. Sample size 2,5x2,3 cm. David Soler specimen and photo.

Friendly ophiolite residents, Oman, January 2009.

The trail to Mordor?

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Geology Word of the Week: O is for Ophiolite

Mystery Rock #2, Photo 1.

Peridotite xenolith in basalt, Hawaii. Photo: Einat Lev. Geology Word of the Week: X is for Xenolith - Georneys - AGU Blogosphere.

Rock shelter from the rain.

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Herding goats across peridotite, Oman, January 2009.

The Mica Minerals: Glauconite

Geology Word of the Week: B is for (Volcanic) Bomb

Ancient bubbles in Pilbara evidence of Earth's 'thinner' atmosphere | Geology

This dramatic landscape of southern China—clusters of hills with steep sides and rounded tops—is known as “cone karst”. The distinctive topography …

Andesite

Lava in Hawaii So Widespread It Can Be Seen From Space | Lava, Hawaii and Big island

Jurrasic/Cretaceous boundary, limestones of Pieniny Klippen Belt, Western Carpathians, Zilina -

themineralogist: Obsidian with Conchoidal Fracture (by usageology)

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Kimberlite | Rocks in the Field - Index

Volcanic breccia has such an interesting origin.

Anfibolitos

Within the Oman Ophiolites is the Geotimes Unit, described as 750-1500 meters of basaltic to andesitic (mafic to intermediate) pillow lavas associated with ...

Andalusite is an orthorhombic mineral and dislays pleochroism, which is often highlighted in gemstones (see images at top of post and below).

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Structural Geology 2nd Edition by Haakon Fossen (Author) ISBN-13: 978-

Ole Nielsen - Orbicular Granite, Kuru, Finland | Earth in History | Pinterest | Finland, Geology and Minerals

Granulite (not Granite)

fossilized mud cracks | Lake sediments Mud cracks Ripple marks | Doctor Bdsm | Pinterest | Geology

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Syenite: like a granite, but without the quartz.

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The latest (2009) Geologic Timescale from the Geologic Society of America. A downloadable PDF of the timescale can be found here: ...

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