Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Question Answer
1. What term is given to the situation when a fault or fold in strata has created a place where oil or gas can accumulate? STRUCTURAL TRAP
2. What term is given to the dendritic crystals of manganese salts (dendrites) which grow on flat rock surfaces and are often mistaken by lay people as fossil ferns? PSEUDOFOSSILS
3. According to the latest estimates, 70.8% of the surface of the third planet from the sun is covered by what substance? WATER

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Questions from the 1st Annual Trivia Night in Denver 2004.

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