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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Geologist’s Nightmares 

History of Geology [2014-07-16 18:35:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

Adventurer Roy Chapman Andrews mentions in an article published in 1922 in the “Asia Magazine” and later in his book “On the Trail of Ancient Man” (1926), a strange creature, supposedly inhabiting the Gobi-desert: “Then the Premier asked that, if it were possible, I should capture for the Mongolian government a specimen of the allergorhai-horhai.

Drunk on Geology - Lava Cap 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-07-11 18:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info

Our next entry into Drunk on Geology is Lava Cap. Lava Cap is a Californian wine:"Nestled in the lovely Sierra Nevada Foothills, Lava Cap Winery's handcrafted wines will awaken your senses. We are pleased to celebrate over 25 years of wine making with you."One of the neat things about this particular geologically friendly wine is that the Chardonnay, El Dorado bottle was tagged especially for the GSA meeting last year in Denver, celebrating GSA's 125th birthday. For a nice breakdown of the [...]

Glad You Asked: July 10, 2014 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-07-11 01:28:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
We’re getting further into our wildfire season as summer heats up. Fires can start from both lightning and human causes, but did you know that rockfalls sometimes cause wildfires too? Check out our “Glad You Asked” article on what ignition source started Utah’s July 2012 Lighthouse Fire in Range Creek, Emery County. View the article

Glad You Asked: July 3, 2014 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-07-02 23:10:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

We reflect on our American heritage with July 4th on the horizon and our weekend adventures coming up. How about a little Utah history to go with it? Sedimentary rocks are telling teachers in piecing together Utah’s geologic history. Check it out in our “Glad You Asked” article

Mick Davis and resource investing: 2 

The Economic Geologist [2014-07-02 15:23:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
As promised, here is the second article on Mick Davis. Again, it is a great read for a little glimpse into the investing and business development side of the mining industry. This article focuses more on his current venture, X2 Resources and its development. Have a read and let me know what you think. One

Curiosity Rover at One Martian Year News [2014-06-25 14:58:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover completed its first Martian Year (687 Earth days) on June 24. An article on lists some of the rover’s first year

Arctic Oil Challenges News [2014-06-23 16:55:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

An article in the Taipei Times explains some of the challenges that come with drilling in the

Mapping Earth’s Magnetic Field News [2014-06-23 13:41:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
The European Space Agency has an article that describes some of their work to map and monitor Earth’s magnetic field from

Slide Between a Hospital and a Highway News [2014-06-22 16:12:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

A slide on a slope between the University of Minnesota Medial Center and the West River Parkway, blocked the highway and left the hospital at the edge of a cliff. Another article about the

The Geology of Diamonds News [2014-06-22 15:44:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

The Gemological Institute of America has an article titled: “Recent Advances in Understanding the Geology of Diamonds”. Related: How Do Diamonds

Glad You Asked: June 19, 2014 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-06-20 02:00:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
So you think you’ve found a meteorite; is it really a meteorwrong? You found a strange rock. It is heavy, dark-colored, and magnetic; so you are thinking it must be from outer space. Find out more about meteorites in our “Glad You Asked” article

How the Age of a Diamond is Determined News [2014-06-16 17:03:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

An article with four short videos on the Gemological Institute of America website explain how the age of a diamond is

Getting ready for the next big one! 

Climate and Geohazards [2014-06-13 13:02:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info

Ekbal’s article on the earthquake hazard faced by Istanbul has been published in NERC’s Planet Earth online magazine. Check it out on page 12 at:  

Coalbed Methane Resources of Pennsylvania News [2014-06-10 21:23:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

The Spring 2014 edition of Pennsylvania Geology has an article by Antonette Markowski titled: “The State of Pennsylvania’s Coalbed Methane

Oil and Gas Stranded in Alaska ? News [2014-06-08 13:31:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

An article on the Anchorage Daily News website explains why the oil and natural gas resources of Alaska are difficult to develop because the rules applied in other parts of the United States do not work well in Alaska’s unique

Reports Surface Of New Land Locked Volcano In India 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2014-06-06 20:15:00]  recommend  1 recommendations  (18 visits) info

So I am already skeptical about this, but there are news reports emerging of a 'new' volcano in India, in the province of Himachal Pradesh, an area in Northern India near the border to Indian controlled Kashmir. The area does not have a previous record of eruption, and unverified news reports such as this should be treated with a HIGH amount of skepticism. As this article reports:"Flames and a hot liquid stream were seen spewing out of a hill 100 m from Gadiyada village. The village is [...]

Shrapnel in Omaha Beach Sand News [2014-06-06 19:00:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

The September 2011 issue of The Sedimentary Record has an article titled: “Shrapnel in Omaha Beach

What is El Niño? News [2014-06-06 13:39:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
The National Science Foundation has an article that answers twelve basic questions about El Niño? If you want to learn a lot about El Niño in just five minutes, this is a good thing to read. NOAA

The Flood of Oil Money into North Dakota News [2014-06-05 13:37:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info

An article on explores how much money is coming into North Dakota from the Bakken oil boom and what is being done with that

Keystone XL as Terror Target ? News [2014-06-05 02:11:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Bloomberg has an article titled: Former Chief of Navy SEALs Finds Keystone XL an Easy Terror | Impressum