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Alteración etc / afloramiento / orientados

English translation: outcrop

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Spanish term or phrase:afloramiento
English translation:outcrop
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07:40 Nov 11, 2000
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Spanish term or phrase: Alteración etc / afloramiento / orientados
GEOLOGY: La ALTERACIÓN y posterior lavado en superficie, muestra EN AFLORAMIENTO esta diferencia clara de tamaños, que en parte queda enmascarada debido a una mayor ALTERABILIDAD de los feldespatos. En general, los megacristales presentan una cierta tendencia a estar ORIENTADOS, pero en algunos casos ésta se muestra imperceptible.

I have translated this sentence, using variations on 'alter/alteration etc'& 'outcrop'. I would like to have sentences to compare.

But not 'orientados'; in geological terms, what exactly is 'this tendency to be 'orientados' and can it be translated as 'oriented'?
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 16:53
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Explanation:
outcrop (out'-crop)
n. That part of a geologic formation or structure that appears at the surface of the Earth; also, bedrock that is covered only by surficial deposits such as alluvium. Cf: exposure. Syn: crop (deprecated); cropping (deprecated); outcropping.-v. To appear exposed and visible at the Earth's surface; crop out.

alteration (al-ter-a'-tion)
(a) Any change in the mineralogic composition of a rock brought about by physical or chemical means, esp. by the action of hydrothermal solutions; also, a secondary, i.e. supergene, change in a rock or mineral. Alteration is sometimes considered as a phase of metamorphism, but is usually distinguished from it because of being milder and more localized than metamorphism is generally thought to be. (b) Changes in the chemical or mineralogical composition of a rock produced by weathering.
altered rock

dimensional orientation (di-men'-sion-al)
In structural petrology, a tendency for planar or linear fabric elements to be so arranged that a preferred orientation develops defined by an alignment of these elements.
dimension stone

Good luck!

Igor igorkb@geo.tv-sign.ru
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Igor Kravchenko-Berezhnoy
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Thanks to both, altho' I really wanted a trans of the sentence to see if I was using the words, which I knew already, correctly.
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naSee belowIgor Kravchenko-Berezhnoy
naorientedxxxPaul Roige


  

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42 mins
oriented


Explanation:
Check this sentence, Ailish: "Shape-controlling factors prevailed during growth, shown by parallelism of oriented internal features to outer boundaries, regardless of shape, from crystal centers to margins" (link 1). Layman me thinks that's the idea behind "oriented". Also, you're right with "alteration" and "outcrop" (link 2). Quite, you're very well oriented. Good luck with it, cheers :)


    Reference: http://www.campublic.co.uk/science/publications/JConfAbs/4/6...
    Reference: http://www.chamberofmines.bc.ca/prospecting_school/fld_trip....
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 16:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
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Explanation:
outcrop (out'-crop)
n. That part of a geologic formation or structure that appears at the surface of the Earth; also, bedrock that is covered only by surficial deposits such as alluvium. Cf: exposure. Syn: crop (deprecated); cropping (deprecated); outcropping.-v. To appear exposed and visible at the Earth's surface; crop out.

alteration (al-ter-a'-tion)
(a) Any change in the mineralogic composition of a rock brought about by physical or chemical means, esp. by the action of hydrothermal solutions; also, a secondary, i.e. supergene, change in a rock or mineral. Alteration is sometimes considered as a phase of metamorphism, but is usually distinguished from it because of being milder and more localized than metamorphism is generally thought to be. (b) Changes in the chemical or mineralogical composition of a rock produced by weathering.
altered rock

dimensional orientation (di-men'-sion-al)
In structural petrology, a tendency for planar or linear fabric elements to be so arranged that a preferred orientation develops defined by an alignment of these elements.
dimension stone

Good luck!

Igor igorkb@geo.tv-sign.ru


    AGI Glossary of Geology
Igor Kravchenko-Berezhnoy
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Thanks to both, altho' I really wanted a trans of the sentence to see if I was using the words, which I knew already, correctly.
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