GSA Connection

February 2011
Trivia Answers


Geoscience Trivia

  1. What name is given to the fossilized tree resin found as irregular nodules in marine glauconitic sand, also known as blue earth?
    BALTIC AMBER (OR SUCCINITE)

  2. What term is used for soils that have not developed normal soil profiles and resemble the parent material?
    AZONAL SOILS

  3. What name is given to the extremely fine ground up rock material found in glacial streams?
    ROCK FLOUR

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