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Synonyms for crystal

a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

a rock formed by the solidification of a substance

colorless glass made of almost pure silica

glassware made of quartz

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a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

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While in this and many other stratigraphic locations the unconformity marks a relatively flat surface over eroded Precambrian crystalline rock, in other places the vertical extent of the Great Unconformity is striking--such as between the Precambrian Shinumo Sandstone and Cambrian Tapeats Sandstone, where remnant ridges of up to 800 ft (240 m) high exist.
The Kola hole has warned scientists that they have much to learn about interpreting seismic surveys of crystalline rock.
These sites, all in granite or crystalline rock formations, are in Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.
This model of geodynamic phenomena occurring in a particular crystalline rock mass on the basis of 3D monitoring of recent movements in the cracks, characterization Stress conditions in the massif and using the outputs of previous research work and the data obtained in the Grimsel underground laboratory and the existing European Monitoring Network TecNet EU.
The goal of this work was to demonstrate speeds for drilling through ultra-hard crystalline rock compared to a conventional drilling system, which in turn reduces the cost of drilling geothermal wells.
Announcement of competition:Geological Survey (NGU) want to gain more knowledge about the heat development in Norwegian crystalline rocks and its effect on heat flow and temperature in sedimentary basins on the Norwegian continental shelf.
I hate to say it, because I love the idea of 20,000-year-old tools, but those chips look like naturally occurring fragmented crystalline rocks like I found by the bucketful in Northern Arizona," wrote online commenter Kiplin.
Arguably the rock formations did not catch the sun in the way my mind had envisaged but it was impressive to see the whole hill covered in various different types of crystalline rocks of varying size, shape and colour.
The crystalline rocks surrounding the water are thought to be around 2.
Crystalline rocks, the high peaks, geodes, sedimentary rocks, fossils, enchanted gorges, adventurous caves and grave yards all amaze the tourists.
The crystalline rocks within the DPDZ are granulites, biotite granites and migmatites, the latter consisting of amphibole-plagioclase palaeo- and mesosomes, and plagioclase-quartz-biotite[+ or -]microcline[+ or -]amphibole neosomes.
Tigray, the once-lush region that in the first millennium hosted a wealthy international trading empire, is now a dustbowl circled by jagged crystalline rocks.
The target was composed of the stratified sedimentary cover comprising (from the top) bedded Upper and Middle Ordovician limestone (up to 20 m thick), Lower Ordovician Dictyonema shale (argillite with an admixture of organic matter, about 2 m thick), and an up to 200 m thick layer of Lower Ordovician to uppermost Vendian sand, silt, and some clay, which covered the Precambrian basement consisting of granites, gneisses, amphibolites, and other crystalline rocks.
Both these two similar minerals are crystalline rocks, and because of these properties neither fractures as easily as Western stone like marble or soapstone, for instance.