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How Geologists Determined The Way That Mountains Formed
How Geologists Determined The Way That Mountains Formed

Mount Everest, view from Kala Patthar (5.700 m), with most important geological formations added. Image by Uwe Gille (2005), used under ...

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Scientists simulate Earth's middle crust to understand earthquakes
Scientists simulate Earth's middle crust to understand earthquakes

Researchers have for the first time been able to measure a material's resistance to fracturing from various types of tectonic mot...

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Birthstones’ Meaning & Significance by Month 2
Birthstones’ Meaning & Significance by Month 2

The first part: Birthstones’ Meaning & Significance by Month JULY Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the ki...

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How long is the interval between the trigger for a volcanic eruption and the eruption itself?
How long is the interval between the trigger for a volcanic eruption and the eruption itself?

How long is the interval between the trigger for a volcanic eruption and the eruption itself? A new study by LMU volcanologists indicate...

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Cooling Climate Caused Crocodilian Retreat
Cooling Climate Caused Crocodilian Retreat

Fluctuating sea levels and global cooling caused a significant decline in the number of crocodilian species over millions of years...

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Fluorite on Quartz
Fluorite on Quartz

  Fluorite | ‪#‎Geology Formula: CaF2 System: Isometric Hardness: 4 Colour: various Purple, lilac, ... Lustre: Vitreous, Dull From...

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How fossil corals can shed light on Earth's past climate
How fossil corals can shed light on Earth's past climate

Researchers have used radiocarbon measured in deep-sea fossil corals to shed light on carbon dioxide levels during Earth's la...

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Meteorite bashing changed Earth's chemistry
Meteorite bashing changed Earth's chemistry

 This artist rendering handout by the CNRS on Wednesday shows "Collision of a rock body with the early Earth, causing pulverization ...

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The Largest black diamond ever found.
The Largest black diamond ever found.

Sergio is the largest carbonado and the largest rough diamond ever found. It weighs 3167 carats and was found in the State of Bahia in ...

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The diamond cutting process
The diamond cutting process

Diamond cutting is the practice of changing a diamond from a rough stone into a faceted gem. Cutting diamond requires specialized knowl...

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Rifts: Plate divergence in continental setting
Rifts: Plate divergence in continental setting

Rifts: Plate divergence in continental setting A rift is a linear zone where the Earth's crust and lithosphere are being pulled...

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