Wall Maps of US States|
February 23, 2014 | Geology.com Store
Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.
Reviewing the New Madrid Earthquakes|
February 4, 2014 | Smithsonian.com
An article on the Smithsonian.com website looks back at the New Madrid, Missouri earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 (the strongest earthquakes in the recorded history of the conterminous 48 states) and looks forward to the possibility that similar events might occur in the future.
New Madrid is not Slowing Down|
January 30, 2014 | USGS
“Earthquake activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in the central United States does not seem to be slowing down.
USGS investigates whether current quakes in the region could be aftershocks of large earthquakes that occurred 200 years earlier.” Quoted from the USGS press release.
Most Viewed News in October|
November 1, 2013 | Geology.com
Egypt Fears a Dam on the Nile in Ethiopia
235 Carat Diamond Found in Siberia
Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates
Nice Yellow Diamond Found in Arkansas
What Caused the Sudden Explosion of Animal Life 520MYA?
Walking Away from One of the World’s Largest Gold Discoveries?
Shell Walks Away from Oil Shale
Granitizers vs Magmatists
Growth in Bakken and Eagle Ford Oil Production|
October 24, 2013 | FuelFix
Oil production from the Bakken Formation rose 26,000 barrels per day in September, while Eagle Ford production rose by 24,000 barrels. The increase for Permian Basin, Haynesville, Marcellus, and Niobrara combined was 12,000 barrels per day.
Nice Yellow Diamond Found in Arkansas|
October 22, 2013 | Yahoo News
A 14-year-old girl from Oklahoma City has unearthed a 3.85-carat diamond at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park.
Related: United States Gemstones
Higher Risk in the New Madrid Seismic Zone|
October 17, 2013 | USGS
New research provides insight on why the New Madrid Seismic Zone is unique and may continue to pose a higher earthquake risk than adjacent areas in the central United States.
Geographic Concentration of Scientists and Engineers|
September 19, 2013 | National Science Foundation
The geographic distribution of scientists and engineers in the United States is not uniform. Some states have much higher percentages of these professionals than other states. Virginia, Washington, Maryland and Colorado have higher than average numbers of these professionals. Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota have lower percentages.
Tornadoes Moving Uphill Cause More Damage?|
September 4, 2013 | Arkansas Newswire
While studying tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri researchers at the University of Arkansas discovered a few things that probably apply to all tornadoes…
* Tornadoes cause greater damage when they travel uphill.
* Tornadoes tend to climb toward higher elevations rather than going downhill.
* When a region is surrounded by hills, tornadoes skip or hop over valleys beneath and between these hills.
12-Year-Old Finds a 5-Carat Diamond in Arkansas|
August 15, 2013 | New York Daily News
A 12-year-old from North Carolina walked into the Crater of Diamonds prospecting area and in about ten minutes found a five-carat diamond.
Related: Crater of Diamonds
Fayetteville Shale Drilling Status|
June 23, 2013 | Fairfield Sun Times
Although natural gas production from the Fayetteville Shale has declined steadily since January, 2010 there is still an enormous amount of gas in the ground. Low natural gas prices and the lack of natural gas liquids in the Fayetteville have made drilling in other areas more attractive.
United States Gemstones|
June 11, 2013 | Geology.com
A diversity of gemstones are produced in the United States. However, the $11 million per year in domestic production is tiny compared to the $23.5 billion that are imported.
Fee Mining Sites
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May 24, 2013 | RockTumbler.com
Lots of people enjoy going to fee mining sites where you can prospect inactive surface mines, mine tailings, soil, sediments or outcrops and keep any rocks, gems, minerals or fossils that you find. Examples include: Herkimer Diamond Mines where you can search for doubly-terminated quartz crystals, and Crater of Diamonds where you might be lucky enough to find a real diamond.
Arkansas Shale Gas and Water Quality|
May 19, 2013 | Duke University
“A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas.” Quoted from the Duke University press release.
Shallow Groundwater Quality and Fayetteville Shale Production|
January 15, 2013 | USGS
USGS has released a report about groundwater quality and geochemistry for the Fayetteville Shale gas production area.
A goal of the report was to compare analyses conducted prior to natural gas development with those conducted after drilling and production.