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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Rhyolite Porphyry from Majuba Hill II 

Looking for Detachment [14:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
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 US
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GSN field trip Day 2: we're still at Majuba Hill. Continuing with our progression from left to right of rhyolite porphyry hand samples, we move on to Rock Number 3, a weakly mineralized version of the tourmalinized porphyry. (Rock 1 and 2 were seen here.) The feldspar sites in this rock sample contain needles of tourmaline, and powdery white sericite with a soft, blue green copper

wheely tile 

drip | david’s really interesting pages... [13:09:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
category→business
A quick test of the very cool, and very promising wheely, from Adam at mechanical color. Not quite the thing for tiles, but not far off either. And indispensable for auto wheels and

GeoEd: The Future’s Bright 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [12:30:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
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What got you hooked to science in the first place? More importantly, what or who persuaded you that making science your career was, not only worth considering, but should be actively pursed? I’m sure, I am [...]

Esta semana el Museo de los Dinosaurios de Salas de los Infantes (Burgos) ha recibido a su visitante 150.000. 

Tierra de Dinosaurios [12:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
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 ES,MX,FR
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El Museo de Dinosaurios de Salas de los Infantes ha recibido al visitante 150.000. La tarde del martes 19 de agosto, Milena de 12 años con su familia, la familia Lizaso Rebollo, procedente de Barcelona, ha [...]

Cuando despertó... (Dosis Diarias) 

Koprolitos [09:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
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Y como continuación de la viñeta de ayer, Alberto Montt publicó en su blog "Dosis diarias" otra tira con referencias al cuento del dinosaurio de Augusto Monterroso. Puedes ver la viñeta de [...]

Exkursion zur Forschungsplattform Scheyern 

Netzwerk für geowissenschaftliche Öffentlichkeitsarbeit [09:41:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
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Das Bodennetzwerk Südbayern lädt Interessierte ein: Wann: 10.09.2014, ab 14:30

August 20, 2014 

Geology.com News [08:10:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
category→science_technology
 US,CD,MX
2013 Geoscience Salaries American Geosciences Institute The Diamond Oligopoly Paul Zimnisky Fracking in the Geothermal Industry The Economist State of the Climate in 2013 NOAA The Roadblock to Drilling in [...]

Because Brisingid Starfish are Fantastic! Stunning Images of Brisingids in the Deep! 

Echinoblog [06:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
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This image from NOAA Photo Library. Here.  Brisingid starfishes were my first professional "love".. I wrote my Masters thesis on them and it was almost 2 years after studying specimens like this... [...]

My 4th Pair of Reviews 

ART Evolved: Life's Time Capsule [03:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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 Cretaceous; US,FR,TR,IN
As an Art Evolved member, I post a pair of my reviews here every so often, the 1st being positive & the 2nd being negative. I'd greatly appreciate you reading & voting "Yes" for said reviews in the [...]

Great Salt Lake approaches 167 year record low 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [02:14:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

 US
washingtonpost.com Dry winters are taking their toll on the Great Salt Lake, which is just a couple feet away from reaching its record low level, set over 50 years ago. READ

Geology Sonnet 2 

Lounge of the Lab Lemming [00:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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 US
As mentioned previously, I am writing Geology Sonnets for National Science Week.  These are articles from the high-profile scientific journal Geology, presented in the form of Elizabethan verse. I don’t [...]

Iceland Earthquake Distribution – 20 August 

Climate and Geohazards [12:00:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
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 IS
The earthquake distribution on Iceland in the last 48 hours. There is a clear cluster of events around the northern tip of the Vatnajökull glacier. This is the location of the Bárðarbunga volcano. See [...]

Japan Landslide kills tens of people 

Climate and Geohazards [11:08:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
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 JP
As of this morning, Wednesday 20th August, 32 people have been confirmed dead after heavy rainfall last night resulted in multiple landslides in the Japanese city Hiroshima. The unexpected large low pressure [...]

Northern Convergence: Vancouver Island, the Plan That Was, Part II 

Geotripper [09:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
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Ah, the lost opportunities! I don't want to make it sound like we had a bad Northern Convergence trip; we actually had a great time taking our students through an exploration of the geology of Vancouver [...]

Conversation With An Ecologist About Fossils And Conservation 

Reporting on a Revolution [08:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
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T R Shankar Raman, an ecologist who blogs at View At Elephant Hills and tweets @mizoraman wrote in last week with a question about fossils, field work and conservation. It ended up being a long conversation [...]

Developing the Manifa Extended-Reach Oil Field 

Geology.com News [08:05:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
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A brief summary of how Saudi Aramco developed the Manifa offshore oil field – the largest extended-reach oil development in the

Mt Polley: Dam Safety Guidelines 

I think mining [05:37:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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 Ordovician; US,CA
The five pictures in this posting, were taken (by me) at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.  This place is surely a testament to genius and attention to detail. Yesterday I was asked if Canadian guidelines are [...]

Maricopa county flood control rainfall and runoff links -- Phoenix area heavy ppt and runoff August 19, 2014 

Active Tectonics Blog [03:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
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 US,GB
Dramatic weather today! Looks like as much as 4” rainfall in the last 24 hours in the northern part of Maricopa County drove lots of exciting runoff.ABC 15 picture of flooded roads near New River AZ. Here [...]

Educator How-to: Tectonic Chocolate Bars 

BEYONDbones [02:06:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
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The earth is vast and its surface seems huge. However, the earth’s crust only makes up 1% of the earth’s mass — subsequent layers (the mantle and the core) make up the other 99%. So, why do we care [...]
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