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Amazing Labradorite
Amazing Labradorite

Labradorite   (( Ca ,  Na )( Al ,  Si ) 4 O 8 ), a  feldspar   mineral , is an intermediate to calcic member of the  plagioclase  series...

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Atlantic Ocean Floor Map
Atlantic Ocean Floor Map

Credit: National Geographic Maps This distinctive physical map of the Atlantic Ocean floor appeared on National Geographic as a suppleme...

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The Earthquake in Kobe
The Earthquake in Kobe

   1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake (M=6.9), commonly referred to as the Kobe earthquake,  Collapsed Hanshin Expresswaywas one of the most...

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 Lulworth Cove ,Folding of the Rocks
Lulworth Cove ,Folding of the Rocks

When the continents of Africa and Europe collided 24-1.5 million years ago the effects were far reaching causing changes in the rock for...

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Geologists Find Source of Stonehenge’s Inner Stones
Geologists Find Source of Stonehenge’s Inner Stones

By Mark Brown, Wired UK A team of geologists from Britain have pinpointed the exact quarry that Stonehenge’s innermost circle of rock...

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The 100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Captured in Amber
The 100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Captured in Amber

Image: Oregon Sate University Looks like this 100-million-year old spider didn’t get to enjoy its final meal. Trapped in a piece o...

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Oldest Preserved Spider Web Dates Back to Dinosaurs
Oldest Preserved Spider Web Dates Back to Dinosaurs

The world’s oldest known spider web has been discovered on a beach in Sussex, England, trapped inside an ancient chunk of amber. Sc...

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Merelani hills of Tanzania
Merelani hills of Tanzania

Sensationelle Matrixstufe I don't think I've ever seen as rich a blue in a zoisite as this 10 cm specimen on matrix from the ...

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Drones for  Geology
Drones for Geology

  Soon replaced aerial photography. Drones take three-dimensional images by stereoscopic techniques. They carry video cam...

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Royal Peacock Opal
Royal Peacock Opal

Royal Peacock Opal Mine in Nevada is a backcountry gem

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 how material from the asthenosphere is transformed into continental crust.
how material from the asthenosphere is transformed into continental crust.

asthenosphere —a semifluid layer of the earth, between about 40 to 80 miles (100-200 km) below the outer rigid lithosphere (oceanic and con...

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Lake Natron . Tanzania
Lake Natron . Tanzania

Lake Natron is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, and just north east of the Ngorongoro Crater, in the ...

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Mount Nyiragongo , Virunga National Park.
Mount Nyiragongo , Virunga National Park.

Mount Nyiragongo is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km north of the town of Goma ...

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The Devil's Golf Course,  Death Valley
The Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley

The Devil's Golf Course is a large salt pan on the floor of Death Valley, located in the Mojave Desert within Death Valley National Par...

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The Petroleum System
The Petroleum System

Petroleum System The Petroleum System consists of a mature source rock, migration pathway,reservoir rock, trap and seal . Appropriate rel...

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Gorgeous Paulingite
Gorgeous Paulingite

Paulingite is a rare zeolite Color: Colorless, light yellow, orange, red Crystal habit: typically as euhedral crystals Mohs scale hardne...

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Tectonic setting of synorogenic gold deposits of the Pacific Rim
Tectonic setting of synorogenic gold deposits of the Pacific Rim

More than 420 million oz of gold were concentrated in circum-Pacific synorogenic quartz lodes mainly during two periods of continental g...

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