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Geoblogosphere weekly review (48th week of 2013, 578 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (23 posts)
  2. Ontario-geofish (14 posts)
  3. Grupo Paleo. Blog de Paleontologia. (13 posts)
  4. Theropoda (8 posts)
  5. Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) (8 posts)
  6. Utah Geological Survey - blog (7 posts)
  7. State of the Planet (7 posts)
  8. Geology News (6 posts)
  9. Koprolitos (5 posts)
  10. About Geology (4 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. (2365 visits)
  2. News (799 visits)
  3. Paleoseismicity (656 visits)
  4. State of the Planet (514 visits)
  5. The Economic Geologist (426 visits)
  6. Ontario-geofish (370 visits)
  7. Wooster Geologists (335 visits)
  8. Speaking of Geoscience (298 visits)
  9. Grupo Paleo. Blog de Paleontologia. (288 visits)
  10. Paleobiologia del Neogen Mediterrani (262 visits)


Top keywords:
  2. Similar Posts (6)
  3. Geology News (6)
  4. Daily Geology Photos (6)
  5. geology-related photos (6)
  6. Energy (6)
  7. time (5)
  8. earthquakes (5)
  9. Utah Photographer (5)
  10. article (5)
Top places:
  1. Para (11)
  2. S Esteban (11)
  3. United States (9)
  4. Texas (6)
  5. Sandstone (5)
  6. Washington (5)
  7. Utah (4)
  8. United Kingdom (4)
  9. El Pasado (4)
  10. Ohio (3)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Neogene (5)
  2. Jurassic (5)
  3. Ordovician (4)
  4. Devonian (3)
  5. Cretaceous (3)
  6. Carboniferous (2)
  7. Paleogene (2)
  8. Permian (1)
  9. Triassic (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Bertha – The World’s Largest Tunnel Boring Machine [2013-11-27 05:31:02]   recommend this post  (1743 visits)
Perhaps you’ve heard of Bertha, the World’s Largest Tunnel Boring Machine or TBM? She’s currently working her way underneath Downtown Seattle, excavating the Alaska Way Bored Tunnel to replace the aging Alaska Way Viaduct. This $2 [...]

Breaking down the feasibility process: One simple graph that explains pre-feasibility

The Economic Geologist [2013-11-26 09:00:49]   recommend this post  (419 visits)
The feasibility study process is critical in mineral exploration as it is the best opportunity the project owner will have to define what the project could, should and will be. In my previous post, we looked at the scoping phase of the feasibility [...]

West Meet East – Antarctic Forum

State of the Planet [2013-11-28 11:52:44]   recommend this post  (338 visits)
Remove outside distractions.  Place participants in close proximity.  Provide opportunities for intellectual stimulation and open dialogue. Promote group activities that are unique and extreme in nature and build common references between the [...]

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A crinoid calyx from the Lower Carboniferous of Iowa

Wooster Geologists [2013-11-24 06:20:47]   recommend this post  (335 visits)
In honor of Echinoderm Week for my Invertebrate Paleontology course, we have a beautiful crinoid calyx (or crown, or just “head”) on a slab from the Burlington Limestone (Lower Carboniferous, Osagean) found near Burlington, Iowa. I [...]

2013 Terzaghi Lecture by Skip Hendron on Dam Safety [2013-11-26 07:19:07]   recommend this post  (304 visits)
The Geo-Institute has released the 2013 Terzaghi Lecture onto their YouTube channel. “Skip” Hendron, Professor Emeritus at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented his lecture on “Improving Dam Safety with Lessons [...]

Let the rocks talk

Speaking of Geoscience [2013-11-28 16:00:49]   recommend this post  (298 visits)
Haakon Fossen is a structural geology professor at the University of Bergen, Norway. His website is I grew up among (proto)mylonitic gneisses, LS-tectonites and other strongly deformed metamorphic rocks in the Caledonides [...]

Quenching the Thirst: Compelling New Book Reveals Sustainable Solutions to Water Supply and Climate Change [2013-11-26 07:34:23]   recommend this post  (284 visits)
Written by George Annandale, ‘Quenching the Thirst: Sustainable Water Supply and Climate Change’ informs readers of the inadequacy of global water supply. The book outlines plausible options to safeguard future fresh water supply in [...]

New Tsunami book “Tsunami Events and Lessons Learned – Environmental and Societal Significance”

Paleoseismicity [2013-11-29 02:01:20]   recommend this post  (271 visits)
Witold pointed me to a new book on tsunamis that was published by Springer. It’s called Tsunami Events and Lessons Learned – Environmental and Societal Significance and it is edited by Y.A. Kontar, V. Santiago-Fandiño and T. Takahashi. [...]

Nos visitó el Dr. Jorge Esteve con sus trilobites enrollados

Paleobiologia del Neogen Mediterrani [2013-11-28 12:08:35]   recommend this post  (262 visits)
Por fin comenzamos el ciclo de conferencias en homenaje a nuestro amigo y colega el Dr. Jordi M. de Gibert. En esta primera conferencia, impartida por el Dr. Jorge Esteve (investigador asociado del Nanjing Institute of Geology and [...]

Bill Magee the Gem Miner News [2013-11-24 13:18:41]   recommend this post  (257 visits)
An interesting video about Bill Magee, a gem miner who lived and found lots of gems in southern California. (His big find – about 1 1/2 tons of morganite crystals – is at about | Impressum