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  • noun Plural form of terrane.


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  • ABSTRACT: Fossils within accreted terranes are typically used to describe the age or origin of the exotic geologic blocks.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008 ReBecca Foster 2009

  • In neither the sample from drillcore nor the granitic xenoliths did we find any evidence for relict zircons from either Sierran or Klamath terranes that might be expected to underlie the volcano.

    U-Pb and Ar-Ar constraints on the age of granitic intrusions beneath Medicine Lake Volcano, California, USA 2000

  • The most recent notes showed better than one hundred racial terranes.

    A Fire Upon the Deep Vinge, Vernor 1992

  • Except for adventurous souls like Tirolle and Glimfrelle, all that was left of their kind had been in the dream terranes at Sjandra Kei.

    A Fire Upon the Deep Vinge, Vernor 1992

  • It had happened one hundred thousand years before humankind arrived at Sjandra Kei, yet it was a central contradiction of the Dirokime terranes.

    A Fire Upon the Deep Vinge, Vernor 1992

  • It will thus be seen that the general geologic work relating to those areas where the terranes are composed of fossiliferous formations is very imperfectly and incompletely organized.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885 Various

  • These lands are located in proven districts or geologic terranes with demonstrated gold potential, and provide an important strategic exploration advantage in the face of increased competitive pressures as the bull market for gold enters its eleventh straight year.

    IAMGOLD Announces Greenfields Exploration Update - Yahoo! Finance 2011

  • Central America: Its affinity with peri-Gondwanan terranes

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News 2010

  • The Shield is a mosaic of crustal terranes of different ages that were created over geological time as separate micro-continents, and later joined together by mountain building events that resulted from continental drift and collision of these fragments.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News 2010

  • This boundary is significant because it records an episode of intense faulting and folding, which they suggest is related to the collision of two island arc terranes (Wallowa and Olds Ferry) in the Middle to Late Jurassic.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News 2010


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