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.
February 16, 2014 | MyTopo.com
The folks at MyTopo.com are now printing TopoPhotos. They are aerial photographs with contour lines and topographic map annotations lightly superimposed. They give you the advantages of an aerial photograph but also include the elevation, road and place name details of a topographic map. You can use their website to order a TopoPhoto centered anywhere in the United States and have it printed in a variety of sizes in either landscape or portrait orientation. You can print them up to a huge 8′ x 5′ (or 5′ x 8′) in size.
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Landslide Mapping Needed in North Carolina|
November 26, 2013 | WSPA.com
Hundreds of landslides occur every year in North Carolina but lawmakers have almost eliminated a program that can help developers avoid building homes, commercial and public buildings on ancient landslides and slide-prone areas. It can also help the state highway department and utility companies avoid building roads and pipelines across ancient landslides and slide-prone areas. This one-time job was costing about $350,000 per year and would only require mapping the western part of the state where most landslides occur.
In a 24-year period landslides in the state killed 7 people and destroyed 85 homes. Not available is how much is spent on repairs to roads and utilities. The annual cost of these is undoubtedly many times the cost of the landslide mapping program – which is temporary.
The economics of this project suggests that millions per year should be spent to get it done as quickly as possible – but lawmakers decided to cut it.
Partial Solar Eclipse Visible on Sunday Morning from the East Coast|
November 1, 2013 | NASA
“The final event of 2013 is the most interesting eclipse of the year. It is one of the rare hybrid or annular/total eclipses in which some sections of the path are annular while other parts are total. The duality comes about when the vertex of the Moon’s umbral shadow pierces Earth’s surface at some locations, but falls short of the planet along other sections of the path.” Quoted from the NASA website.
People as far west as Pittsburgh should be able to see the eclipse. Observing from the east coast.
EYE SAFETY during a solar eclipse.
Popular Between August 1 and August 15|
August 18, 2013 | Geology.com
Solar Magnetic Field is about to Flip?
A Spanish Fort in the Appalachians in 1567?
Flash Flooding Near Page, Arizona
Recovering 60 Tons of Silver from 3 Miles of Water
Sinkhole in Western Kansas
Debris Flow in Southern Utah
Rare Eruption of Steamboat Geyser
120,000 Tons of Molten Salt as a Heat Sink?
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.
New Roadside Geology of Georgia|
May 30, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Pamela Gore and William Witherspoon have recently published “Roadside Geology of Georgia“, a new guidebook in the Mountain Press Roadside Geology Series.
This is a field guidebook for the state of Georgia with road logs and maps that describe the physical and historical geology.
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.
CNG Filling Stations in North Carolina|
April 28, 2013 | NewsObserver.com
Utility companies, city governments, county governments, school districts, and trucking companies are building CNG fueling stations in North Carolina. In addition to serving their owners, the pumps are available to dispense CNG to the public.
How to Attract Shale Drillers to North Carolina?|
February 26, 2013 | NewsObserver.com
“The legislation would provide a menu of sweeteners for energy companies to encourage developers to pick North Carolina for shale gas exploration over other states that have a history of energy exploration and known energy reserves.” Quote from the NewsObserver.com article.
Hurricane Sandy Beach Restoration|
February 13, 2013 | BOEM Ocean Science
The most recent issue of BOEM Ocean Science has information about beach restoration projects in the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.
US Route 441 Landslide (NC)|
January 27, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
Dave Petley has several photos and a description of the large landslide that severely damaged US Route 441 (Newfound Gap Road) in North Carolina.