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      abrasionerosion by friction
      alabastera compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
      alabastera hard compact kind of calcite
      amethysta transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone
      anthilla mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
      Appalachianin or relating to Appalachia
      arroyoa stream or brook
      atollan island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon
      attritionerosion by friction
      avalanchea slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
      Balkansthe major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula
      ballastcoarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads
      beachan area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
      bedrocksolid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
      belaysomething to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
      berma narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope
      bluestonebluish-grey sandstone used for paving and building
      bonanzaan especially rich vein of precious ore
      bouldera large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
      brownstonea reddish brown sandstone; used in buildings
      burrowa hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
      Calvarya hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
      canyona ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
      cataclysma sudden violent change in the earth's surface
      catastrophea sudden violent change in the earth's surface
      chalka soft whitish calcite
      cirquea steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
      claywater soaked soil; soft wet earth
      collectora crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth
      Copernicusa conspicuous crater on the Moon
      corea cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill
      cratera bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
      cretaceousof or relating to or denoting the third period of the Mesozoic era
      cretaceousabounding in chalk
      dalean open river valley (in a hilly area)
      declinea downward slope or bend
      deepa long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
      della small wooded hollow
      depositthe phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
      descenta downward slope or bend
      down(usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
      downhillthe downward slope of a hill
      drawa gully that is shallower than a ravine
      eastthe cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
      eastwardthe cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
      emeralda green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
      eruption(of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
      falla downward slope or bend
      floorthe bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
      floorthe bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
      fountaina natural flow of ground water
      Fuegoa volcano in south central Guatemala
      Galana mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high)
      geologista specialist in geology
      geysera spring that discharges hot water and steam
      glaciera slowly moving mass of ice
      glena narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)
      gorgea deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
      gravelrock fragments and pebbles
      grita hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
      gulcha narrow gorge with a stream running through it
      heave(geology) a horizontal dislocation
      highlandelevated (e.g., mountainous) land
      hillsidethe side or slope of a hill
      holea depression hollowed out of solid matter
      hyacintha red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
      hypotenusethe side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
      intrusionrock produced by an intrusive process
      Jurassicfrom 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers
      knolla small natural hill
      lakesidethe shore of a lake
      landfallthe seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)
      landfilla low area that has been filled in
      landslidea slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
      ledgea projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
      lowlandlow level country
      Lowlandsthe southern part of Scotland that is not mountainous
      magmamolten rock in the earth's crust
      moldloose soil rich in organic matter
      molehilla mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
      mouldloose soil rich in organic matter
      norththe cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
      northeastthe compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
      northwardthe cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
      northwestthe compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
      outpouringa natural flow of ground water
      pebblea small smooth rounded rock
      Permianfrom 280 million to 230 million years ago; reptiles
      plasmaa green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
      platea rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
      precipicea very steep cliff
      Pyreneesa chain of mountains between France and Spain
      quicksanda pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down
      reefa submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
      rhinestonean imitation diamond made from rock crystal or glass or paste
      ridgea long narrow natural elevation or striation
      ridgea long narrow range of hills
      riverbankthe bank of a river
      riverbeda channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river
      sanda loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
      seashorethe shore of a sea or ocean
      seasidethe shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort
      sedimentmatter that has been deposited by some natural process
      shorethe land along the edge of a body of water
      shorelinea boundary line between land and water
      siennaan earth color containing ferric oxides; used as a pigment
      siltmud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake
      slatea fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
      slide(geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
      souththe cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
      southeastthe compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
      southwestthe compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
      springa natural flow of ground water
      swella rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
      Tertiaryfrom 63 million to 2 million years ago
      topaza yellow quartz
      topsoilthe layer of soil on the surface
      tremora small earthquake
      trencha long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
      tuffhard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash
      uphillthe upward slope of a hill
      veina layer of ore between layers of rock
      volcanoa mountain formed by volcanic material
      warrena series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
      washthe dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
      westthe cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
      westwardthe cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
      Wilsona peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
      wormholehole made by a burrowing worm

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