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Frank Rutley
... Rutley began to make a special study of rocks and rock-forming minerals, and soon qualified as acting petrographer on the Geological Survey ... in Jermyn Street he described the volcanic rocks of E ... district in 1876, and wrote special memoirs on The Eruptive Rocks of Brent Tor (1878), and on The Felsitic Lavas of England and Wales (1885) ...
Geology Of The Moon - Lunar Rocks - Composition of The Maria
... The main characteristics of the basaltic rocks with respect to the rocks of the lunar highlands is that the basalts contain higher abundances of olivine and pyroxene, and less ... Since the first sampling of rocks contained a high content of ilmenite and other related minerals, they received the name of "high titanium" basalts ... in titanium concentrations, with the highest concentration rocks being the least abundant ...
Tongo, Ghana
... Another visitor's sight in the town is the Tongo Whistling Rocks ... (10 km.) from Bolgatanga, these granite rocks jut dramatically from the terrain ... The rocks also make a strange whistling sound during November and December, when the harmattan wind blows from the Sahara throughout the Northern Region ...
Pedosphere - Lithosphere
... for soil development are controlled by the chemical composition of the rock that the soil will eventually be forming on ... Rock types that form the base of the soil profile are often either sedimentary (carbonate or siliceous), igneous or metaigneous (metamorphosed igneous rocks) or volcanic and metavolcanic rocks ... The rock type and the processes that lead to its exposure at the surface are controlled by the regional geologic setting of the specific area under study, which revolve around the underlying theory of ...
Pop Rocks - Urban Legend
... Rumors persisted that eating Pop Rocks and drinking cola would cause a person's stomach to explode ... part, caused by the false assumption that Pop Rocks contain an acid/base mixture (such as baking soda and vinegar) which produces large volumes of gas when mixed through chewing and saliva ... Mikey, played by child actor John Gilchrist, was falsely rumored to have died after eating a Pop Rocks and cola mixture ...

Famous quotes containing the word rocks:

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    Emily Brontë (1818–1848)

    —the dark ajar, the rocks breaking with light,
    and undisturbed, unbreathing flame,
    colorless, sparkless, freely fed on straw,
    and, lulled within, a family with pets,
    —and looked and looked our infant sight away.
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)