With geothermal power – from natural hot (140 deg. F) water from an underground reservoir. The water (from Ice Age glaciers trapped by hardened lava from volcanic eruptions) is piped to radiators and hot=-water tanks throughout the city.
What a relief – this Geology category is exactly what you've been looking for, you stone-cold trivia champ. We'll be gneiss and say it: these questions rock!
What abrasive rock is produced by gases frothing in lava?
Who first proposed that the geological processes occurring now can be used to understand the changes of the past?
Bauxite is the ore of which element?
What name is given to calcite deposits suspended from cave roofs?
Global warming be damned. The 19th century biologist Louis Agassiz who studied Alpine glaciers was the first to propose that the Earth had been subject what phenomena in the past?
What name is given to a deep crack in a glacier?
What name is given to a deposit of carbonate of lime rising from the floor of a cave?
What is a meteorite made of?
Most meteorites contain at least some iron metal (actually an alloy of iron and nickel). You can see the metal shining on a broken surface. Iron meteorites are all metal, stony iron meteorites are about half metal, half stone, and stone meteorites contain small flecks of metal
What A word is a circular coral reef growing on top of a submerged mountain?
The volcano, Laki, in Iceland that erupted in 1783, killed around 6 million people around the world and a quarter of Iceland’s population of 40,000. True or False?
What M word is the layer of rock that lies immediately under the crust of the Earth?
The Fabulous Cullinan diamond was cut into how many separate gems?
What eight-letter C word is defined as a crack in a glacier?
What is the Star of India?
World’s largest sapphire
WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO THE ROCK FORMATIONS USED AS A SOURCE OF WATER?
What S word is a class of rocks that is formed from the wastage of other rocks?
What is mined at Kimberley, Australia?
WHAT ‘N’ HAS THE LARGEST GLACIER FIELD IN EUROPE?
In nature, the earth is composed of 3 main parts, the Crust, the mantle and what?
Is an icicle a stalagmite or a stalactite?
WHAT IS THE NAME GIVEN TO THE OUTERMOST LAYER OF THE EARTH?
How old is the universe?
The Universe is at least 15 billion years old, but probably not more than 20 billion years old
What gem was once considered a charm against drunkenness?
The amethyst – which gets its name from the Greek amethysto9s – which means “remedy for drunkenness.”
WHAT ‘E’ IS A SEISMIC DISTURBANCE?
What is the name given to the geological time period of 363-290 million years ago during which coal measures were formed?
What is the diameter of the earth?
The diameter of the earth at the equator is 7,926.41 miles (12,756.32 kilometers)
WHAT TYPE OF ROCK IS GRANITE?
What is the only rock that floats in water?
Pumice. An igneous (produced by volcanic action) rock having a spongy or frothy texture, and composed largely of glass. It is still sometimes used, as ‘pumice stone’, to scrape the skin when bathing
A person’s ashes these days can be made into what precious gem?
WHAT IS THE EARTH’S MOST ABUNDANT METAL?
Amethyst is a type of which mineral?
Marble is formed by the metamorphosis of which rock?
WHAT ‘F’ CAUSES AN EARTHQUAKE?
What mineral accounts for 35 percent of the Earth’s composition?
What type of rock is basalt?
WHAT IS THE TERM FOR THE ENERGY OBTAINED FROM HOT, UNDERGROUND ROCKS?
What is the term for nutrient enrichment of lakes?
MARBLE IS A FORM OF WHICH TYPE OF ROCK?
What type of rock is formed by the rapid cooling of molten lava?
WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO THE LAYER OF GROUND THAT REMAINS PERMANENTLY FROZEN DESPITE SEASONAL CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE?
What is the scientific scale for measuring the hardness of rocks?
WHAT ‘L’ COMES OUT OF VOLCANOES?
Which planet is the densest?
OF STALACTITES AND STALAGMITES, WHICH GROW UPWARDS?
Which quarry in the Italian region of Tuscany is renowned for the quality of its marble?
What’s molten magma called when it is forced onto the Earth’s surface?
What is the earth’s core made of?
Molten iron and nickel.
How do igneous rocks form?
From cooling volcanic lava.
Which planet is composed of an inner core, a mantle, and an outer crust?