Roadside Geology Guides|
May 19, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Since 1972 the “Roadside Geology” series has provided introductory information on the geology of states and small regions of the United States.
The books provide a combination of maps, travel logs, photos and commentary for the geology that can be seen along highways or visited at parks and public viewing areas. They are popular with geologists, teachers, students and others who are interested in the Earth.
Wisconsin’s Mifflin Meteorite|
February 19, 2013 | University of Wisconsin
“The Mifflin Meteorite created a fireball equivalent to 20 tons of TNT, initiating a scientific quest that revealed the complex history of a rocky body that predates Earth’s formation. Although the fireball could be seen from Madison, 50 miles away, the meteorite was far smaller than the object that exploded over Siberia.”
Supersized Topographic Maps|
February 17, 2013 | MyTopo.com
The folks at MyTopo.com are now printing supersized topo maps; large enough make a huge 8′ x 5′ (or 5′ x 8′) map that will look fantastic on the wall of your office, conference room, lobby, cabin or den. These maps are custom-centered on any location that you pick using their online map-making tool.
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Wall Maps of US States|
February 10, 2013 | 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.
Most Popular: 11/04 to 11/10|
November 12, 2012 | Geology.com
Impact of the Toba Eruption
Spectacular Stream Potholes
The Granites of Yosemite National Park
Ancient Tsunami in Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Glacial Change on Mount Baker, Washington
Wisconsin’s Volcanic Past
Wisconsin’s Volcanic Past|
November 7, 2012 | Wausau Daily Herald
Gene LaBerge, age 80, author of Geology of the Lake Superior Region, is working on a project that will document the geologic history of Wisconsin. He is looking for two large specimens of rhyolite and pillow basalt to feature in his collection.
Frac Sand Production in Wisconsin|
November 1, 2012 | WisconsinWatch.org
WisconsinWatch.org has a google map of frac sand production locations in Wisconsin. After a boom in permit applications for new mine locations the number of permits being submitted is finally starting to slow.
July Temperature Deviation Map|
August 20, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
July was the hottest month on record in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has compiled a maps showing the geographic temperature deviation. The focal points of high temperature were in the northcentral states.
101 American Geo-Sites|
June 27, 2012 | Geology.com Store
Mountain Press Publishing has released a new book by Albert B. Dickas titled: 101 American Geo-Sites You’ve Gotta See.
It provides a two-page presentation on each site that features photos, text and a map. It is a good way to get a quick glimpse of these 101 fantastic sites. It sells for $23.99.
See a table of contents.
Mineral Clubs and Organizations Worldwide|
June 13, 2012 | The-Vug.com
The-Vug.com has an impressive listing of mineral clubs organized by state. You might be surprised at how many clubs are listed and there is probably one that meets within a short drive of your home.
Deaths in Abandoned Mines and Quarries|
May 21, 2012 | Geology.com
Abandoned mines and quarries are dangerous places! Every year about 20 to 30 people die in accidents that occur in abandoned mines across the United States. The victims range in age from preschool children to an 85 year-old mining veteran.