GEOLOGY DICTIONARY

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Aa: A term of Hawaiian origin. Used in reference to a basaltic lava that occurs in flows with a fissured, rough and jagged surface. Acidic Rock: An igneous rock that has a relatively high silica content. Examples are granite and rhyolite. Also see entries for basic, intermediate and ultrabasic rocks. Acquisition: Obtaining the legal right to test a property for mineral

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GEOLOGY DICTIONARYAAa: A term of Hawaiian origin. Used in reference to a basaltic lava that occurs in flows with a fissured, rough and jagged surface. Acidic Rock: An igneous rock that has a relatively high silica content. Examples are granite and rhyolite. Also see entries for basic, intermediate and ultrabasic rocks. Acquisition: Obtaining the legal right to test a property for mineral resources and produce any that are discovered. The rights can be obtained by purchasing the entire property (surface and mineral rights), purchasing the mineral rights alone, concession, or leasing the mineral rights. Acre-Foot: The volume of water needed to flood one acre of land to a depth of one foot. Equivalent to 43,560 cubic feet, 1,233 cubic meters or 325,851 gallons. One of the most common units of measure used for reservoir capacity. Also used in mineral resource calculations (an acre-foot of coal is a block of coal one acre in area and one foot thick - it weighs approximately 1,800 tons). Acreage: An area, measured in acres, that is owned or controlled by one or more owners or lessees. Gross Acreage is the entire geographic area under control. Net Acreage is the gross acreage multiplied by the fractional share of any individual owner or lessee. Alkali: Used in reference to materials that are rich in sodium and/or potassium. Alluvial Fan: A fan-shaped wedge of sediment that typically accumulates on land where a stream emerges from a steep canyon onto a

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