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Uses of MarbleUses of Marble The Uses of Marble are numerous and diverse. You will be surprised by how it is used. ChalcopyriteChalcopyrite Chalcopyrite - The most important ore of copper for over five thousand years. MineralsMinerals Minerals Descriptions, photos, articles, properties and uses for common minerals.
Facts About CopperCopper Facts About Copper - Information about copper uses, production, resources and more. GarnetGarnet Garnet is best known as a red gemstone. It occurs in any color and has many industrial uses. What is LNG?What is LNG? What is LNG? The use of LNG as an energy source is growing rapidly. Learn more about LNG.
UV Mineral LampUV Mineral Lamp Portable UV Lamp - Short and long wave UV for fluorescent mineral viewing. ShaleShale Shale - The rock that has quickly transformed the oil and gas industry. Frac SandFrac Sand Frac Sand - A specialty sand used to maintain porosity in hydraulic fracturing.
Mount VesuviusMount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius - geology, history, maps, facts and more about the Vesuvius eruptions. Hydraulic FracturingHydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic fracturing increases well yield by fracturing the reservoir rock with fluid injection. PeridotitePeridotite Peridotite is a chromite host rock, a source of diamonds and a possible carbon dioxide sink.
Rare Earth ElementsRare Earth Elements Rare Earths - Special materials used in electronics, defense, medical & many other products. Diamond ProducersDiamond Production Diamond Production leaders include: Botswana, Russia, Angola and Canada. Blue FlamesBlue Flames Blue Flames and the largest highly acidic lake in the world at Kawah Ijen Volcano.
Methane HydrateMethane Hydrate Methane Hydrate deposits contain more fuel value than all other fossil fuels combined. Life on Europa?Life on Europa Life on Europa could exist in a salty ocean deep below its frozen surface. SunstoneSunstone Sunstone - A gem feldspar with aventurescence caused by light reflecting from platy inclusions.
What Is Earth Science?What Is Earth Science? What Is Earth Science? The study of Earth and its neighbors in space. Learn more! Mount EtnaMount Etna Mount Etna - The most active volcano in Europe continues an eruption that started in 2001. Rocks on MarsRocks on Mars Rocks on Mars - Many of the rocks found on Mars are not very different from Earth rocks.
ZirconZircon Zircon is the primary ore of zirconium and a gemstone that is available in many colors. Wall MapsWall Maps Wall Maps - Wall maps of the world, continents, states and the USA. Fire OpalFire Opal Fire Opal is a transparent to translucent opal with a yellow, orange or red background color.
Rock ArtRock Art Rock Art - People have been marking on rocks for thousands of years. Mineral RightsMineral Rights Mineral Rights Who owns the minerals under your land? Who wants to buy them? Tallest MountainTallest Mountain Tallest Mountain - Everest has rivals in tallness, altitude and distance to the center of Earth.
Uses of GoldUses of Gold The Many Uses of Gold - Unique properties make gold one of the most useful metals. ObsidianObsidian Obsidian - the volcanic rock that cools so quickly that it becomes a natural glass. Lapis LazuliLapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli - a metamorphic rock and the most popular blue opaque gemstone in history.
DiamondsDiamonds Diamonds - Learn about the properties of diamond, its many uses and diamond discoveries. Google Earth - FreeDownload Google Earth Free Free Google Earth software allows you to browse seamless world satellite images. Free. Crater of DiamondsCrater of Diamonds Crater of Diamonds - The only diamond mine in the world where you can be the miner.
Gems from SpaceGems from Space Extraterrestrial Gems - A number of materials from space are used as attractive gems. Sea Level Rise MapsSea Level Rise Maps Sea Level Rise Maps - See what will be flooded as sea level rises. Petrified WoodPetrified Wood Petrified Wood is a fossil that forms when dissolved material preciptates and replaces wood.
GemstonesGemstones Gemstones - Colorful images and articles about diamonds and colored stones. The Brewery Rock ?diatomite The Rock Used to Make Beer - Geologists are beer experts and should know about this rock. AmmoliteAmmolite Ammolite is a fossil and a gemstone. It is shell material from fossil ammonites.
GraniteGranite Granite - The intrusive igneous rock that underlies continents and countertops. RocksRocks Rocks - Galleries of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock photos with descriptions. Rock KitsRock Kits Rock Kits for classroom and personal study. A great way to learn about rocks.
Tanzanitetanzanite Tanzanite was unknown until a few decades ago but it has erupted into wide popularity. Eagle Ford ShaleEagle Ford Shale Eagle Ford Shale - One of the most prolific oil and gas producers in the United States. Coal Close UpCoal through a microscope Coal Through a Microscope - Coal is more than a black rock. It is THE most interesting rock.
San Andreas FaultSan Andreas Fault The San Andreas Fault - A feature that separates the Pacific and North American Plates. VolcanoesVolcanoes Volcanoes - Articles about volcanoes, volcanic hazards and eruptions past and present. Canadian DiamondsCanadian Diamonds Canada is one of the world*s leading producers of gem-quality diamonds.
What is Geology?What is Geology? What is Geology? - The study of Earth materials, structures, processes and life over time. What Is The Moho?What Is The Moho? What Is The Moho? The Mohorovicic Discontinuity is the mantle/crust boundary. Homeowners InsuranceHomeowners Insurance Homeowners Insurance usually does not cover the most common geologic hazards.
Record LightningLake Maracaibo Lightning World Record Lightning - this lake has more lightning than any other place in the world. Gem SilicaGem Silica Gem Silica is a blue chalcedony colored by copper. It is the rarest and most valuable chalcedony. Land Below Sea LevelLand Below Sea Level Land Below Sea Level - Did you know that dozens of land locations are below sea level?
LabradoriteLabradorite Labradorite is a feldspar mineral that sometimes exhibits an iridescent play-of-colors Asteroid Impact MapAsteroid Impact Map Asteroid Impact Map - Explore fifty of the most obvious asteroid impact craters on Earth. Ant Hill GarnetsAnt Hill Garnets Ant Hill Garnets - tiny gems that ants haul to the surface and discard on their anthill. Honest!
Bear MapBear Map Range of Bear Species - Where you might encounter different types of bears. Sliding RocksSliding Rocks Sliding Rocks Mystery - What causes these rocks to slide across a playa in Death Valley? Bear AttacksBear Attacks Bear Attacks - Knowing how to react to a bear encounter or attack could save your life.
Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley The East Africa Rift System - The extensive fault system that is tearing Africa apart. Types Of EruptionsTypes Of Eruptions Types of Volcanic Eruptions - A description of the most common eruption types. Quartzitequartzite Quartzite is metamorphic rock formed when sandstone is subjected to heat and pressure.
OlivineOlivine Olivine - Abundant in Earth*s mantle. A constituent of meteorites. The gem peridot. Geology ToolsGeology Tools Geology Tools Rock hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans. Teacher ResourcesTeacher Resources Teacher Resources - K-12 resources for teaching about earth science.
Ruby and Sapphireruby and sapphire Ruby and Sapphire are the 2nd and 3rd most popular colored stones in the United States. USA Landslide MapLandslides Landslide Incidence Map - A USGS map showing landslide incidence in the United States. Deepest LakeDeepest Lake in the World Deepest Lake in the World Lake Baikal in southern Russia is the deepest lake in the World.
Rock TumblersRock Tumblers Rock Tumblers - All about rock tumblers and rock tumbling. Read before you buy a tumbler. CorundumCorundum Corundum is the third hardest mineral. It is also the mineral of ruby and sapphire. The Acid TestThe Acid Test The Acid Test - Geologists use dilute hydrochloric acid to identify carbonate minerals.
Fluorescent MineralsFluorescent Minerals Fluorescent Minerals and rocks glow with spectacular colors under ultraviolet light. TurquoiseTurquoise Turquoise - A bluish-green gem material that has been used for over 6000 years. Geology of Heliumhelium Helium is a byproduct of the natural gas industry. Its most important use is in MRI.
EmeraldEmerald Emerald is the most popular green gemstone in the United States and most of the world. MisconceptionDiamonds from Coal Diamond Misconception - Many people think that diamonds form from coal. Not True! Dowsingdowsing Dowsing is a method used to find underground water that is rejected by most geologists.
MeteoritesMeteorites Meteorites - Rocks that were once parts of planets or large asteroids. 100+ Gemstonescolored stones 100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure. Red BerylRed Beryl Red Beryl is one of the rarest gems. Small amounts are mined at one locality in Utah.
What is a Geyser?What is a Geyser? What is a Geyser? Photos and information about geysers in many parts of the world. Mineral HardnessMohs Hardness Test Mohs Hardness Scale is a set of reference minerals used for classroom hardness testing. Volcanic ExplosivityVolcanic Explosivity Volcanic Explosivity - Rating volcanic eruptions based upon the volume of tephra ejected.
Field CoursesField Camps Field Courses - Over 80 field courses for undergraduate geology students. Lightning Strikes MapLightning Strikes Map Lightning Strikes Map by NASA shows the worldwide distribution of lightning activity. What are Glaciers?What are Glaciers? What are Glaciers? Learn how glaciers form, flow, advance, retreat, and change over time.
RhodochrositeRhodochrosite Rhodochrosite - a manganese mineral used as an ore, a pink gem and an ornamental stone. RhodoniteRhodonite Rhodonite - a manganese silicate used as a minor ore of manganese and as a gemstone. Huge Diamond DepositPopigai Diamonds The Largest Diamond Deposit in the world could be under Popigai Crater in Russia.
SandSand Sand is a diverse material. This gallery includes photos of sand from around the world. MineraloidsMineraloids Mineraloids are amorphous naturally-occurring inorganic solids that lack crystallinity. Watch out for Ticks!ticks Ticks are a problem for geologists in some areas. Learn to recognize and avoid them.
TourmalineTourmaline Tourmaline - the most colorful mineral and natural gem material on Earth. Azurite GraniteK2 Granite Azurite Granite ? A white granite with blue orbs of azurite. A new material from Pakistan. Cave of the HandsCave of the Hands Cave of the Hands is a cave where ancient people painted hands about 9000 years ago.
Expansive SoilExpansive Soil Expansive Soil Causes more damage than floods, hurricanes & tornadoes combined. San Andreas Fault MapSan Andreas Fault Map Google Map of the San Andreas Fault Zoom in to see the fault trace on satellite images. Horizontal DrillingHorizontal Drilling Horizontal Drilling has opened new resources and significantly improved productivity.
Earthquake MapsCalifornia Earthquake Maps California Earthquake Maps A collection of isoseismal maps for earthquakes in California. RhyoliteRhyolite Rhyolite An extrusive igneous rock with a high silica content, produced from granitic magma. SoapstoneSoapstone Soapstone is a metamorphic rock with properties that make it suitable for a variety of projects.
Kyanitekyanite Kyanite is a metamorphic mineral used to make porcelain, abrasive products and gems. AzuriteAzurite Azurite - Used as an ore of copper, a pigment, ornamental stone and gem material. Largest VolcanoesLargest Volcanoes Largest Volcano - That title is shared by Tamu Massif, Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado.
What is a Maar?What is a Maar? What is a Maar? The second most common volcanic landscape feature on Earth. June 6, 1912Novarupta June 6, 1912 - The most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century. HematiteHematite on Mars Hematite - The most important ore of iron. A source of mineral pigment since prehistory.
Hardness Pickshardness picks Hardness Picks - Mohs hardness testing with precise and easy-to-use hardness picks. Oil Fields from Spacenatural gas flaring Oil Fields from Space - Night views of Earth show the distribution of oil field activity. Antarctic Meteoriteshunting meteorites in Antarctica The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.
Crushed StoneCrushed Stone Crushed Stone - About four tons per person is used each year in the United States. Arctic Seafloor MapArctic Ocean Seafloor Map Arctic Ocean Seafloor Map The ridges, basins, shelves and rifts defining the Arctic seafloor. Hand LensHand Lens Hand Lens A 10-power folding magnifier in a metal case. A frequently used lab and field tool.
Tallest TsunamiTallest Tsunami Tallest Tsunami - A wave with a run-up height of 1720 feet occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska. Mount ClevelandMount Cleveland Mount Cleveland is an active volcano in the Aleutian Islands and a threat to air traffic. Plate TectonicsPlate Tectonics Plate Tectonics - Articles and maps about plate tectonics and the interior of Earth.
US Diamond MinesUS Diamond Mines US Diamond Mines - Did you know that diamonds have been mined in the United States? Salt DomesSalt Domes Salt Domes - Salt structures that are often associated with oil and natural gas accumulations. Gold PansGold Pans Gold Pans and Panning Kits - classifiers, snuffer bottles. Pans sized for kids to Goliath.
Pavlof VolcanoPavlof Volcano Pavlof Volcano - one of the most active volcanoes in North America and threat to air traffic. Fee Mining SitesFee Mining Fee Mining sites are mines that you can enter, pay a fee, and keep anything that you find. FossilsFossils Fossils - Learn about fossils and discoveries around the world.
OpalsOpal Pictures of Opal - A collection of different types of opal from all around the world and Mars too! Oil and GasOil and Gas Oil and Gas - Articles about oil and natural gas in the US and around the world. Largest EarthquakeLargest Earthquake Largest Earthquake ever recorded - Magnitude 9.5. Chile, 1960.
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February 28 | United States Geological Survey
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February 28 | United States Geological Survey
Forecasting the World*s Energy Resources
February 28 | United States Geological Survey
Pleochroism in Faceted Gems: An Introduction
February 28 | Gemological Institute of America
Overlooked Data Source Improves Quake Intensity Maps
February 28 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
What Proportion of River Nutrients Reaches the Open Sea?
February 28 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Flood Basalts of the Pacific Northwest
February 27 | Central Washington University
Synthesizing Our Understanding of Earth*s Deep Carbon
February 27 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Sapphire Rush Near Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
February 26 | Gemological Institute of America
Lake Chelan Geology
February 26 | Central Washington University
Quartz Windows in Chalcedony
February 26 | Gemological Institute of America
Antarctica*s Sea Ice Shrinks to New Record Low
February 25 | National Geographic
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Volcano Overflight: Piton de la Fournaise
February 25 | National Geographic
Rising Temperatures Stole the Colorado River
February 25 | Aspen Daily News
Colorado River, Water Source for 40M, Is Shrinking
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Imitation Rubellite Boulders to Fool Rough Buyers
February 24 | Gemological Institute of America
M5.7 Earthquake - East Africa Rift - Northern Zambia
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Geoengineering Solutions to Climate Change?
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Gross Natural Gas Production in Shale Play Regions
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Pulses of Rising Magma in Sierra Nevada*s Past
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Inclusions in Natural, Synthetic, and Treated Emerald
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Exxon Slashes 3.5BB of Proved Reserves
February 23 | Bloomberg Business
Huge Growth in China*s Use of Methanol
February 23 | Energy Information Administration
Snow in the Middle East
February 23 | NASA Earth Observatory
Update on Gemstone Mining in Northern Mozambique
February 22 | Gemological Institute of America
Coastal Subsidence: Harbinger of Future Flooding?
February 22 | Speaking of Geoscience
LNG Exports Expected to Drive Growth in U.S. Natural Gas Trade
February 22 | Energy Information Administration
What Is LNG?
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Predicting Postfire Debris Flows Saves Lives
February 22 | United States Geological Survey
Scientists Want YOU to Help Make a Solar Eclipse Movie
February 22 | Christian Science Monitor
How NASA Could Land on Europa
February 22 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
How Climate Change Affects the Flow of Carbon from Land to Sea
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Satellite Views of Louisiana Tornadoes
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Swirling Eddies in the Antarctic May Have Global Impacts
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Earthquakes in Lawrence County, PA Linked to Fracking
February 20 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
What is Frac Sand?
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Repeated Red Alerts at Bogoslof Volcano
February 20 | Alaska Volcano Observatory
Big Shale Oil Find in Iran
February 20 | Reuters
Major Mudslides and Flooding in Los Angeles Area
February 19 | Los Angeles Times
Free Climbing *Solar Flare*
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Uses of Lead
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Fires Threaten Christchurch
February 17 | NASA Earth Observatory
M4.5 Earthquake Off Hawaii
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Visit Two of Mogok*s Most Important Mines with GIA
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Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Status Summary
February 17 | Los Angeles Times
An Ice World...With an Ocean?
February 17 | NASA
Gem-Quality Danburite from Luc Yen Mining Area, Vietnam
February 16 | Gemological Institute of America
U.S. Uranium Production Lowest Since 2005
February 16 | Energy Information Administration
India Launches 104 Satellites With a Single Rocket
February 16 | The Christian Science Monitor
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Bill Introduced in Nevada to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing
February 15 | Las Vegas ReviewJournal
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Are Shale*s Days Numbered?
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EIA: Short-Term Global Oil Demand Outlook
February 15 | Energy Information Administration
The Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China
February 15 | The Landslide Blog
Landsat Eyes Help Guard the World*s Forests
February 15 | United States Geological Survey
Another Large Diamond from Lulo
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Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World*s Deepest Waters
February 14 | Public Broadcasting Atlanta
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