December 2014

Kilauea Volcano Lava Inches Closer to Pahoa Marketplace

Lava from Kilauea Volcano stopped short of hitting Pahoa Marketplace on Christmas day but it has resumed its movement an…

Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys - Turkey

Is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in the Nevşehir, Kayseri,Aksaray, and Niğde Provinces in Turkey. The…

Seismic Facies Analysis

Seismic facies are "mappable, three dimensional seismic units composed of groups of reflections whose parameters …

Re-thinking Southern California earthquake scenarios in Coachella Valley, San Andreas Fault

New 3D numerical modeling that captures more geometric complexity of an active fault segment in southern California than…

Fossils and Their Environments

Fossils are the remains or traces of once living organisms. Our introduction to paleontology (the study of fossils), will be…

Photographs in the Geological works

Photographs are a key part of most geological fieldwork. They can serve as an aide memoire , be used for image analys…

Facies And Facies Sequences

Facies A facies is a body of rock with specific characteristics. It is properly defined on the basis of color, bedding, …

The Terminology of a Fold

Folds are common geological structures that form when rock layers are bent or deformed due to tectonic forces. They can be …

Magmatic processes

A quick review of the steps needed to make a magmatic rock… I.       Melting Is always partial (5-50 %), ther…

Two Brilliant Tourmalines on Cleavelandite Blades

The Mineral Gallery, Inc. Gorgeous specimen featuring two brilliant Tourmalines on Cleavelandite blades! The larg…

Origin of moon's 'ocean of storms' revealed

A topographic map of the Moon (low elevations in purple, high in red) shows extensive lava flows in Oceanus Procellarum.…

Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs

The geologic time scale is a system of chronological classification used to organize and subdivide Earth's history. It i…

Magma plumbing found buried below moon's largest dark spot

Buried rift features, detected through gravity mapping, are seen superimposed on a full moon. Scientists have fo…

Mantle plumes crack continents

In some parts of the Earth, material rises upwards like a column from the boundary layer of Earth's core and the low…

Gas leaks from faulty wells linked to contamination in some groundwater

As researchers study hydraulic fracturing, a team led by Thomas Darrah at The Ohio State University has identified a key…