Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Question Answer
1. What is the geophysical property of loadstone that made it important for some ancient civilizations? MAGNETIC
2. What term is given to the distorted twig-like lateral formation of calcium carbonate found in areas of some caves? HELICTITE
3. What type of gemstone is a type of beryl that has been colored by the presence of chromium? EMERALD

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