Geobulletin alpha

News from the Geoblogosphere feed

New from Snet: Lithologs, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..

Posts treating: "geology"

Thursday, 04 February 2016

sort by: date | clicks

Geology in Space! Recent Martian Discoveries Edition 

Rosetta Stones [2016-02-04 11:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Welcome to the 21st century, where robots are doing geology on other worlds! In this edition, we're exploring Mars's rich geologic history - and finding potential signs of microbial life. -- Read more on

A Check into Natural Flavours – Did You consume Your Beaver Butt This Morning hours? 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2016-01-31 08:17:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
Before you continue reading this article please consider which on the list of following categories you fall straight into: 1- You go about life eating whatever you please without caring how it is often processed and what it may perhaps contain nutritionally for your health or that is certainly detrimental to your health. or maybe […] The post A Check into Natural Flavours – Did You consume Your Beaver Butt This Morning hours? appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2016-01-29 12:08:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

The Frozen North is known as a standout amongst the most plentiful ranges with salmon, and is perfect for angling trips. This is a direct result of great tides along the West Coast and the spout of sea streams that make a situation perfect for the rearing of a large number of baitfish. It is […] The post Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

2016: The Year of Water 

Geological Society of London blog [2016-01-28 17:42:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
        Following our inaugural themed Year of Mud, the Society has declared 2016 to be the Year of Water! Throughout 2016, we’ll be exploring the different and varied ways in which geology and water interact, and the importance of … Continue reading

Died This Day: Adam Sedgwick 

Palaeoblog [2016-01-27 13:45:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

 Cambrian; GB
Adam Sedgwich (March 22, 1785 - January 27, 1873) was an English geologist who first applied the name Cambrian to the geologic period of time, now dated at 570 to 505 million years ago. In 1818 he became Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Cambridge, holding a chair that had been endowed ninety years before by the natural historian John Woodward. He lacked formal training in geology, but

GeoPoll: Who do you think most deserves the title “Father of Geology?” 

GeoSphere [2016-01-26 13:00:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

 Ordovician; CA
It’s been a while since the last geopoll/post. Too long. Life has been busy for me though. I am just concluding an extremely short post-doc at Health Canada’s Canadian Radiological... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art in the rock ... What do you see in these thin sections ? EPISODE 3 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-01-18 17:20:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
Answer to the second episode ... A runaway couple ! It can be a good way to present geology to kids and teenagers by the artistic side ! they are often very attracted by beauty as everyone ... and it is a way to catch their attention and to begin with rock. read

Dreams of Summer: This is Where and When...Wait, They Made a National Park Out of This? 

Geotripper [2016-01-17 08:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

Why, yes. Yes they did. About two posts ago, I pointed out that there are some places where the geology is kind of...monotonous. One of those places is the vast sage plain east of Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, around the towns of Holbrook and Winslow (yes, that Winslow). The land is flat, windy and barren, hardly looking like a place of geological inspiration. And yet it is. In the last

Eumetria costata brachiopod from the Chainman formation of Utah 

Views of the Mahantango [2016-01-16 09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (57 visits) info

 Carboniferous; US
While search for fossils at Conger Springs, Utah I found lots of examples of these little brachiopods called Eumetria costata. They are small shells that are longer than wide with the widest point about midway between the umbo and the anterior margins. Each valve is roughly equally convex and has around 20 radiating costae on the surface. The umbo extends beyond the brachial valve and curves slightly to the point where the circular formen opening is located.Specimen #1 - Brachial [...]

Dreams of Summer: The Bad Star Strikes! What happened at Canyon Diablo 50,000 Years Ago 

Geotripper [2016-01-11 02:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

It might be heresy for me to say it, but there are some places where the geology appears to be kind of...monotonous. Flatlands covered by soils are sometimes not all that interesting. I can even be accused of thinking this way about my very own home valley, the Great Valley of California. I've spent a long time teaching my students that our valley isn't actually boring at all. It's just

Oklahoma earthquake zone starting to get good articles 

Ontario-geofish [2016-01-10 13:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

 Paleozoic; US
Reference I love this article.  Please buy their newspaper!   Here you can see the balkanization of US geology.  All geology stops at the state boundaries.  And here it is also stopping at the Paleozoic.  There is some prohibition from looking at the Precambrian.  In this case, it is not a 300 million year old mountain range, but a one billion year old thing.  These are the giant

Dreams of Summer and Southwest Travels: Grand Stories Exposed in a Canyon 

Geotripper [2016-01-03 09:19:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (69 visits) info
No one place on Earth can ever tell the whole story of the Earth. But there are lots of places that tell part of the story. That's the fact that makes geology one of the most fascinating sciences there is. It's an incredible detective story that must be pieced together from disparate bits and fragments that must be correlated and organized into a coherent narrative. Some places tell more of

Microbiology in the Geology 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-12-29 04:25:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

A big part of Expedition 360 happens in a small corner of one of the labs on F Deck. Here you can always manage to find one of our resident microbiologists, Virginia Edgcomb or Jason Sylvan, on the hunt for microbes.  Ginny and Jason's job starts when the announcement of "Core on deck!" comes over the intercom.  read

Field Photos- Jaisalmer: Landscapes, History, Geology, Fossils 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-12-22 07:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

Jaisalmer was fun! I was staying last weekend at the pretty amazing Suryagarh hotel. It is a relatively new hotel, but built in the style of an ancient fort. The interiors are stylishly crafted, with courtyards and sunlight corridors, and absolutely beautiful elegant use of lights in the evenings...the service was impeccable and the food was great too! I sampled quite a variety of

Geology of the National Parks in Pictures - Hagerman Fossil Beds 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2015-12-21 19:49:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

 Neogene; US
The next up on my Tour of the Geology of the National Parks in pictures is:Hagerman Fossil Beds National MonumentAs we continued our tour through southern Idaho, I really wanted to visit Hagerman, not the least because I am a paleontologist. Well, let me just get this out of the way first off, I saw no fossil localities, unlike at Dinosaur NM or Fossil Butte NM. This is more of a preserve to protect the fossils but they don't have the infrastructure (yet?) to allow the public access [...]

Technology and nature 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-12-16 00:24:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (61 visits) info
Technology and nature Two things should be interconnected, technology and nature, can cooperate hopes as the rotation cycle of rain; from the source of the vast ocean, water vapor assisted hot sun, forming seed crystals in the clouds rain, and in time it will rain soaking, irrigating rivers, lakes and oceans back. And so on, […] The post Technology and nature appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Friday fold: Nice gneiss from Salt Lake, Utah 

Mountain Beltway [2015-12-11 13:27:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

Another guest Friday fold… this one from my colleague Tiffany Rivera of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, the one who brought you yesterday’s thrombolite pictures… Tiffany writes that these shots come from a man-made boulder field / berm along the lake. The boulders were these beautifully folded gneisses. Antelope Island exposes some of the oldest rocks in the Salt Lake valley, but I don’t know the geology out

Jurassic Geology- Traveling To Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-12-09 17:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

 Jurassic; IN
I'm traveling to the desert town of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan state this weekend. In college, my final year B.Sc. field trip went to Rajasthan.  I suffered acute appendicitis a day before our departure and missed the trip. Then some years ago, while driving from Ladakh  to Pune, I  drove through the towns of Jaipur and Udaipur but didn't spend any time there. This is going to be third  time lucky

Door seven 

Geological Society of London blog [2015-12-07 11:00:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

Highgate Cemetery might seem like a strange choice for inclusion in our #100geosites list, but it’s a great place to see a range of geology up close, in the middle of a city! Built in 1839, Highgate was one of … Continue reading

Grand Theft Geology- Report Indicts Reliance Of Pilfering Gas From ONGC Reservoir 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-12-07 07:51:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta explains in a detailed article the shenanigans and the disputes over the exploitation of natural gas in the Krishna Godavari basin. The Krishna-Godavari basin offshore Bay of Bengal composed of Late Mesozoic to Cenozoic deltaic-marine sequences has rich natural gas reservoirs  . Reliance Industries as well as the public sector ONGC are exploring and producing natural | Impressum