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By Michael Allaby

This dictionary of earth sciences has been revised and up-to-date and comprises over 6000 entries, together with planetary technological know-how, distant sensing, facts, and series stratigraphy, and giant updating in paleontology, mineralogy, and geophysics.

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Anisotropy The variations in the physical properties of a medium that depend on the direction in which they are measured. Compare inhomogeneity; and isotropy. Fe)(CO3)2; sp. gr. 0; *trigonal; yellowish-brown, sometimes white, yellow, or grey; white *streak; *vitreous *lustre; *crystals can be rhombohedral, but ankerite also occurs *massive and granular; *cleavage rhombohedral, perfect {1011}, faint {0221}; occurs as a *gangue mineral with iron ores, and as fillings associated with coal seams, and in an environment similar to that of *dolomite.

Gr. g. *nepheline syenites), and also volcanic *tuffs. analcite See analcime. analcite-basanite See basanite. analcitite An *igneous rock in which the abundant *plagioclases have been replaced by the *mineral *analcime during late-stage deuteric activity (see deuteric reaction). *Magma-derived, late-stage aqueous fluids penetrate along *cleavages and *fractures in primary plagioclase within the crystalline rock body and react with it, converting the plagioclase to analcime which is stable in the presence of a late-stage fluid.

Such a substance does not have an external magnetic field in its pure form, but a distorted lattice may result in a *parasitic magnetization. e. arches) upward, but in which it may not be possible to determine the oldest rocks. It is frequently observed in complex orogenic regions. antigorite See serpentine. antimonite See stibnite. antimony, native Metallic element, Sb; soft, whitish; *crystals *tabular *hexagonal; *cleavage basal; occurs native in association with *stibnite (antimonite). antimony glance See stibnite.

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