USGS Southern California Wildfire Risk Project
August 19, 2013 | USGS on YouTube.com
This video looks at the 1961 Bel Air Wildfire in southern California and current research on wildfires being done by USGS.
Arizona Mining Review for October
November 1, 2013 | Arizona Geological Survey on YouTube
News and events on mining in Arizona during October, 2013.
** Nyal Niemuth takes a hard look at AZ minerals industry – a lot of concern as some promising project are mothballed for lack of funds. (0:30)
** Hall Stewart of Commonwealth Silver discusses new development in one of AZ’s oldest and most productive silver properties. (8:21)
** Steve Rauzi focuses on our new AZ Oil and Gas Well viewer as a window into AZ’s subsurface and how this can inform environmental, water, minerals, oil and gas studies/exploration. (20:13)
Tribolunimescence in Quartz Video
March 31, 2013 | Geology.com
Triboluminescence is a flash of light produced when a material is subjected to friction, impact or breakage. The phenomenon is also known as fractoluminescence and mechanoluminescence. Triboluminescence is common in minerals because about 50% of crystalline materials are thought to exhibit the property.