Keyword Definition

A heavy, silver-white to tin-white hexagonal mineral, the native metallic element Hg. It is the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures.  It usually contains small amounts of silver.  Mercury combines with most metals for form alloys or amalgams. Syn: quicksilver.

Source: AGI Glossary of Geology, 4th edition, 1997

Category: Geological

Geological keywords, such as “granite”, “lake”.  The definitions are generally taken from the AGI Glossary of Geology.  Keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province) are assigned to a separate category.

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