Rocks

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Tongo, Ghana
... visitor's sight in the town is the Tongo Whistling Rocks ... Located 6 miles (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 ...
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 ... a continuum in titanium concentrations, with the highest concentration rocks being the least abundant ...
Frank Rutley
... the Lake District, Rutley began to make a special study of rocks and rock-forming minerals, and soon qualified as acting petrographer on the Geological Survey ... at the Museum in Jermyn Street he described the volcanic rocks of E ... Somerset and the Bristol 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) ...
Pop Rocks - Urban Legend
... Rumors persisted that eating Pop Rocks and drinking cola would cause a person's stomach to explode ... This was, in 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 ... by child actor John Gilchrist, was falsely rumored to have died after eating a Pop Rocks and cola mixture ...
Pedosphere - Lithosphere
... 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 ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word rocks:

    The crystal sphere of thought is as concentrical as the geological structure of the globe. As our soils and rocks lie in strata, concentric strata, so do all men’s thinkings run laterally, never vertically.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    There is no pleasing New Englanders, my dear, their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes.
    John Updike (b. 1932)

    We envy not the warmer clime, that lies
    In ten degrees of more indulgent skies,
    Nor at the coarseness of our heaven repine,
    Though o’er our heads the frozen Pleiads shine:
    ‘Tis Liberty that crowns Britannia’s Isle,
    And makes her barren rocks and her bleak mountains smile.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)