August 2014

Amazing Labradorite

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

The Earthquake in Kobe

1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake (M=6.9), commonly referred to as the Kobe earthquake,  Collapsed Hanshin Expresswaywas…

Folding of the Rocks at Lulworth Cove

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

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 innermos…

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. …

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 chu…

Stunning Tanzanite Crystal

Stunning Tanzanite  Crystal . Photo : © Malte Sickinger Sensationelle Matrixstufe Tanzanite is the blue and violet var…

Drones For Geology

Drones for Geology Soon replaced aerial photography. Drones take three-dimensional images by stereoscopic techniques. Th…

Maps of the Atlantic Ocean Floor

Unseen Details of Seafloor Exposed in These Maps of the Atlantic Ocean Floor New maps of the Atlantic Ocean floor are reveal…

Royal Peacock Opal

The Royal Peacock Opal is a truly mesmerizing gemstone, named after the Royal Peacock Opal Mine in Virgin Valley, Nevada. T…

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 lithospher…

The Red Lake Natron in Tanzania

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

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 t…

The Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley - California

The Devil's Golf Course The Devil's Golf Course is a large salt pan on the floor of Death Valley, located in the Moj…

Petroleum System

Petroleum System A petroleum system is a conceptual framework used in the field of geology and petroleum exploration to unde…

Paulingite Crystal

Paulingite is a rare zeolite mineral that is found in vesicles in the basaltic rocks from the Columbia River near Rock Islan…

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…