February 2023

Jade: Gemstone, Types, Properties, Occurrence

Jade, a gemstone revered for its timeless beauty and cultural significance, has captivated the hearts of civilizations for c…

The Mohs Hardness Scale

The Mohs Scale is a qualitative hardness scale that ranges from 1 to 10, describing the ability of a harder mineral, such as…

Ikaite

Ikaite Ikaite is the mineral name for the hexahydrate of calcium carbonate, CaCO 3 ·6H 2 O. Ikaite is colorless when pure. I…

Surprise! Earth's Inner Core Has Another Inner Core

Earth’s heart may have a secret chamber. The planet’s inner core isn’t just a solid ball of nickel and iron, researchers say…

The Law of Superposition

The principle of superposition, states that the sequence of layers observed in sedimentary rocks marks the time of depositi…

The Geology Behind the Deadly Earthquakes in Turkey

Why Have So Many Earthquakes Hit Turkey and Syria? Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey are common, but the magnitude 7.8 that sh…

New Detailed Map Showing the Tectonic Plates With Their Movement Vectors

New Detailed Map Showing the Tectonic Plates With Their Movement Vectors. Credit: Eric Gaba Physical world map showing the …

Dike Cross-Cutting Sedimentary Rock -Spain

Dikes are sheet-like igneous bodies that cut across pre-existing rock layers and are discordant. Sills are also sheet-like …

Earth's Mantle Has a Gooey Layer We Never Knew About

Earth's Mantle Has a Gooey Layer We Never Knew About A previously unknown layer of partially-molten rock extends below m…

How Turkey's Deadly Earthquake Moved the Country 10 Feet

How Turkey's Deadly Earthquake Moved the Country 10 Feet  Turkey could have moved three metres following catastrophic ea…

225-MillionYear-Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk

225-Million-Year-Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Located in Arizona. Petrified wood found in the park and the surrounding reg…