Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy (2nd Edition) by McGraw-Hill

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Ash sto¯n } ashtonite See mordenite. { ashиtə nı¯t } ash viscosity [GEOL] The ratio of shearing stress to velocity gradient of molten ash; Arthrodira 26 Astian indicates the suitability of a coal ash for use in a slag-tap-type boiler furnace. { ash vis ka¨sиədиe¯ } ashy grit [GEOL] 1. Pyroclastic material of sand and smaller size. 2. Mixture of ordinary sand and volcanic ash. { ashиe¯ grit } asiderite See stony meteorite. { ə sı¯dиə rı¯t } Aso lava [GEOL] A type of indurated pyroclastic deposit produced during the explosive eruptions that formed the Aso Caldera of Kyushu, Japan.

A¨r jirиə dı¯t } arid erosion [GEOL] Erosion or wearing away of rock that occurs in arid regions, due largely to the wind. { arиəd i ro¯иzhən } Aridisol [GEOL] A soil order characterized by pedogenic horizons; low in organic matter and nitrogen and high in calcium, magnesium, and more soluble elements; usually dry. { a ridиə so˙l } ariegite [PETR] A group of pyroxenites composed principally of clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene, and spinel. { arиe¯ a¯ zhı¯t } Arikareean [GEOL] Lower Miocene geologic time.

O˙ jı¯t } augitite [PETR] A volcanic rock consisting of abundant phenocrysts of augite in a 29 augitophyre glassy groundmass containing microlites of nepheline and plagioclase, with accessory biotite, apatite, and opaque oxides. { o˙иjə tı¯t } augitophyre [PETR] A porphyritic rock in which the phenocrysts are augite and the groundmass is potash feldspar. { o˙ jidиə fı¯иər } aulacogen [GEOL] A major fault-bounded trough considered to be one part of a threerayed fault system on the domes above mantle hot spots; the other two rays open as proto-ocean basins.

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