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1. Which of the following are all layer silicate minerals?

  • Galena, quartz, gypsum, muscovite, halite, barytes, iron pyrites
  • quartz, feldspars, pryoxenes, amphiboles, olivine, garnet.
  • hematite, quartz, silica, potassium feldspar, talc, chert
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2. What is the daughter isotope of 238U

  • 207Pb
  • 236Pb
  • 206Pb
  • 237U

3. What is the correct order of age (youngest to oldest) of these carboniferous rocks.

  • Coal measures, millstone grit, limestone series
  • Millstone grit, limestone series, coal measures
  • coal measures, limestone series, millstone grit

4. which rock is a fine grained, extrusive igneous rock dominated by hornblende and augite?

  • Diorite
  • Basalt
  • Granite
  • Felsite

5. What two rock series do Hutton's Unconformity separate?

  • Devonian Red Sandstone and Silurian Grey Wacke
  • Millstone grit and Whinn Sill
  • Metamorphic and Igneous

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