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Trapiche-Like Amethyst from Brazil
October 20 | Gemological Institute of America
Logistics Woes Drive Indian Mills to Buy Iron Ore Overseas
October 20 | Mining.com
The Battery Boom Has Created a New Lithium Superpower in China
October 20 | Bloomberg.com
The Real Cash Cow in Mining Isn*t Metals. It*s Bad Old Coal
October 20 | Bloomberg.com
NASA Study Connects Southern California, Mexico Faults
October 20 | NASA

Two New Pipelines Are Increasing Northeast Takeaway Capacity
October 19 | Energy Information Administration

Texas Flooding: Buchanan Dam Release into Inks Lake (Silent Drone Video)
October 19 | KXAN on YouTube

Man Who Fell Into Arizona Mine *Fortunate to Survive*
October 19 | U.S. News and World Report
Abandoned Mine and Quarry Accidents Claim Several Lives per Year
October 19 | Geology.com
abandoned mines
Structures at abandoned mine sites are often dangerous and unstable. They can also house dangerous chemicals or explosives. Stay out of these structures. Bureau of Land Management image.

NOAA*s Winter Outlook Favors Warmer Temperatures for Much of the United States
October 19 | NOAA

Seismic Evidence for Significant Melt Beneath the Long Valley Caldera, California
October 19 | GeoScienceWorld
What Is a Caldera?
October 19 | Geology.com
caldera
Crater Lake Caldera: A satellite view of Crater Lake, one of the world*s most famous calderas. Crater Lake formed about 7700 years ago when a massive volcanic eruption of Mount Mazama emptied a large magma chamber below the mountain. The fractured rock above the magma chamber collapsed to produce a massive crater over six miles across. Centuries of rain and snow filled the caldera, creating Crater Lake. With a depth of 1949 feet (594 meters), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the ninth-deepest lake in the world. The image above was produced using Landsat GeoCover data from NASA.

The Scottish Government Does Not Like Shetland Depicted in Inset Boxes on Maps
October 19 | The Washington Post
map of the United Kingdom
If a map of the United Kingdom or a map of Scotland is printed on a standard sheet of paper, depicting Shetland in an inset box allows both the Islands of Shetland and the country of Scotland to be shown in more detail. Most maps of the United States are created to show Alaska and Hawaii in inset boxes. Both states are usually rendered at scales that are different from one another and both different from the scale used for the 48 states.

The Global Coal Mining Industry Is Expected to Rise at a CAGR of 2% Between 2018 and 2022
October 19 | Mining.com
At Least Six States May Be Omitted from a Federal Offshore Drilling Plan
October 19 | Reuters
Oldest Fossils or Just Rocks? Scientists at Odds Over 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Structures
October 18 | The Washington Post
Alaska Graphite Project May Prove Key to US Defense Industry
October 18 | Mining.com
What Is Graphite?
October 18 | Geology.com
lump graphite
Lump Graphite from Kropfmuhl, Austria. Specimen is about one and one half inches (3.8 cm) across.

Haynesville Shale Benefits from Louisiana Frac Sand
October 18 | KTBS
Nigeria and Its Natural-Resource Curse
October 18 | Mining.com
Where Is Nigeria?
October 18 | Geology.com
map of Nigeria
Australians Find Extremely Rare Mineral in Meteorite Impact Crater
October 18 | Mining.com
All About Meteorites
October 18 | Geology.com
meteorites
Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite: A fine example of a Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite, weighing 409.9 grams, which was seen to fall in eastern Russia in February of 1947. This meteorite is described as an individual, as it is a complete mass (rather than an exploded shrapnel fragment) which fell to earth on its own. Note the abundant overlapping regmaglypts (thumbprints) caused by surface melting as the meteorite flew through our atmosphere. Regmaglypts are one of the key surface features used to identify meteorites. Sikhote-Alin is a coarsest octahedrite iron in the group IIB, and is comprised of approximately 93% iron, 6% nickel and 1% trace elements. Photo copyright Aerolite Meteorites / Geoffrey Notkin.

BLM Approves Another Oil Field in National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska
October 18 | Associated Press
North Dakota*s August Oil Production Sets a Record at 40 Million Barrels in One Month
October 18 | Bismarck Tribune
Here*s How That One Mexico Beach House Survived Hurricane Michael
October 18 | Weather.com
Arctic Ice Sets Speed Limit for Major Ocean Current
October 18 | MIT News
Indiana Coal Atlas
October 17 | Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Quarterly U.S. Coal Production is Falling
October 17 | Energy Information Administration

Intense Fight Over Colorado Oil and Gas Setbacks Could End with National Precedent
October 17 | The Washington Post
Texas Flooding: State of Emergency Declared in 18 Counties
October 17 | Weather.com
The Proof is in the Pooping
October 17 | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
EPA Weighs Allowing Oil Companies to Pump Wastewater into Rivers, Streams ??
October 17 | Houston Chronicle
Plastics Boom in Appalachian Basin Will Need Truck Drivers
October 17 | KallanishEnergy
West Coast Military Installations Eyed for US Fuel Exports
October 17 | Associated Press
Australia Wrestles with Saving the Great Barrier Reef
October 17 | Mining.com
Ask four Australians why the Great Barrier Reef is bleaching, and you will hear four different answers.
Vanadium Price Leaps to Near-Record High
October 17 | Mining.com
The Changing U.S. Energy Trade Balance Is Still Dominated by Crude Oil Imports
October 17 | Energy Information Administration
energy trade balance
National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas
October 17 | National Park Service
view from Pyramid Point
Two hundred and eighty-seven chapters that explain basic geology and the geology of the National Parks. The photo above shows the view from Pyramid Point Overlook, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, in Michigan.

National Parks: America*s Geologic Legacy
October 17 | National Park Service
Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 Feet by 2300
October 16 | Rutgers Today
Hot Days in the City? It*s All About Location
October 16 | NOAA
mapping the heat island effect
Hurricane Michael National Geodetic Survey Damage Assessment Imagery Available Online
October 16 | NOAA
New USGS Network Leads to Fast Preparations for Hurricane Michael
October 16 | United States Geological Survey
programming storm monitoring equipment
Brett Johnston, USGS hydrographer, enters storm-tide sensor information into a USGS data management system on October 8 near Fish Creek, Florida. USGS Photo by Brett Johnston.

GeoGirls Rock! USGS Women Encourage and Support the Next Generation of Scientists
October 16 | United States Geological Survey
The United States Army Develops a New Gold-Silver Alloy for Military Use
October 16 | Mining.com
Water Resources Challenges Expected to Increase
October 16 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
Astrophysicist Has Spent More Winters at the South Pole than Anyone in History
October 16 | National Science Foundation
celebrating a new record under the Aurora Australis
Robert Schwarz gives a thumbs-up at the South Pole under the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights. Photo by Mike Lucibella, National Science Foundation.

For Sale to the Highest Bidder: A 12-Pound Chunk of the Moon
October 15 | ValleyCentral.com
Bidding ends on Thursday, October 18th.
Storm Callum: *Worst Flooding in 30 Years* Hits Wales
October 15 | CBS News
Where Is Wales?
October 15 | Geology.com
map of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales
Before and After Satellite Images of Hurricane Michael Damage
October 15 | Weather.com
An Unknown Ancient Civilization in India Carved This Rock Art
October 15 | Smithsonian.com
Types of Rock Art: Petroglyphs and Pictographs
October 15 | Geology.com
petroglyphs
Petroglyph: This petroglyph is thought to have been carved by Native Americans into the wall of Buckskin Gulch in southern Utah, USA. Image copyright iStockphoto / amygdala_imagery.

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Captured in Seismic Recordings
October 15 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
Exploring the Unknown of the Ross Sea in Sea Ice - Free Conditions
October 15 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
Where Is the Ross Sea?
October 15 | Geology.com
map of the Southern Oceans
Map of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean by the LIMA Project.

The First Economically Viable Lightweight Concrete Enhanced with Graphene
October 14 | Mining.com
Wireless Frequency Sharing May Impede Weather Satellite Signals
October 14 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
New Frac Sand Mine Planned for Oklahoma
October 14 | Houston Chronicle
frac sand
Frac Sand: Close-up view of frac sand (on the right) and a typical sand of similar grain size (on the left). Notice how the frac sand has a more uniform grain size, nicely rounded grain shapes, and a uniform composition. It is also a very tough material that can resist compressive forces of up to several tons per square inch. Grains in this image are about 0.50 millimeter in size. Photo copyright iStockphoto / BanksPhotos.

LNG Shipping Fleet Poised for Record Growth
October 14 | Houston Chronicle
What Is LNG?
October 14 | Geology.com
LNG transport ship
LNG Carrier Ship: An LNG carrier docked at the Bontang LNG liquefaction terminal in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The LNG is carried in the ship*s four dome-shaped tanks. Image copyright iStockphoto / Mayumi Terao.

ConocoPhillips Heralds First Oil at Alaska Petroleum Reserve
October 14 | Associated Press
Michael*s Destruction Wasn*t Limited to the Coast
October 14 | Florida Today
A Hurricane in Spain? Leslie Is Headed that Way!
October 14 | Al.com
tropical storm Leslie
The map above is from the National Hurricane Center (of the United States). It shows a white cone representing the probable path for the storm and an orange oval representing the approximate width of its storm-impact area. Added: Shortly before making landfall, Leslie weakened to a Post-Tropical Cyclone.

How Are Hurricanes Named?
October 14 | Geology.com
Hurricane Fran
Hurricane Fran: Satellite image of a hurricane named *Fran.* Hurricane Fran was a large, powerful, destructive hurricane that made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina on September 5, 1996. It was so destructive that the name "Fran" was retired from use. Satellite image by NASA.

Blind Cavefish Shed Light on the Dark Days of Mammalian Evolution
October 13 | Smithsonian.com
Troglobites: Animals that Live in a Cave
October 13 | Geology.com
cave snail
Cave Snail: The Tumbling Creek cavesnail, Antrobia culveri, is a blind albino. Public domain photo by David Ashley of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Jumps to 17; Many Still Missing
October 13 | The Weather Channel
Tyndall Air Force Base a *Complete Loss* Amid Questions About Stealth Fighters
October 13 | The New York Times
It*s All Gone: Tiny Florida Beach Town Nearly Swept Away by Hurricane Michael
October 13 | The Washington Post
Thorium Could Become the Alternative to Uranium in Nuclear Power Plants
October 13 | Mining.com
What Is Monazite?
October 13 | Geology.com
monazite
Monazite: A rare phosphate mineral mined from placer deposits for its rare earth and thorium content.

How Climate Change Is *Loading the Dice* for More Perilous Hurricanes
October 12 | PBS NewsHour
Underwater Archaeologists May Have Discovered the Oldest Shipwreck in Lake Erie
October 12 | Smithsonian.com
Tiny Skull Illuminates the Lives of Giant Dinosaurs
October 12 | Smithsonian.com
At Least 6 Killed by Michael in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina
October 12 | The Washington Post
Combined Wind and Solar Made up at Least 20% of Electric Generation in 10 States in 2017
October 12 | Energy Information Administration
wind and solar growth
LNG Canada: The First Major Canadian LNG Export Project to Reach Final Investment Decision
October 12 | Energy Information Administration
first large Canadian LNG export facility
Hurricane Michael Could Worsen - or Alleviate - Florida*s Toxic Red Tide Outbreak
October 12 | Smithsonian.com
Record-Breaking Hurricane Michael Slams Florida
October 11 | The Washington Post
If the Greenland Ice Sheet Melts, What Happens to New York City?
October 11 | Public Radio International
The Earth*s Memory Is Locked in Ancient Seafloor Muck
October 11 | Gizmodo
Oysters On The Half Shell Are Actually Saving New York*s Eroding Harbor
October 11 | National Public Radio
Urbanization Is Cutting off Life Support to NYC*s Wetlands
October 11 | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
North Korea*s 2017 Bomb Test Set off Later Earthquakes
October 11 | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
All Eyes on Hurricane Michael
October 11 | NASA
Hurricane Michael Map
What Is a Storm Surge?
October 10 | Geology.com
results of a storm surge that hit the Alabama coast during hurricane Ivan in 2004
Hurricane Ivan (September 17, 2004): This image pair shows before and after views (arrows for reference points) of an area of Orange Beach, Alabama. Several houses were either damaged beyond repair or washed off their foundations and destroyed. If you live in vulnerable areas, respond promptly if an evacuation order is given. Photos by the United States Geological Survey.

NOAA Ocean Today Video: *Hurricane Storm Surge* (has autoplay audio)
October 10 | NOAA on YouTube

Newly Discovered Tyrant Dinosaur Stalked Ancient New Mexico
October 10 | Smithsonian.com
Hurricane Warnings Issued as Michael Strengthens and Aims for Florida
October 10 | The Washington Post
Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal
October 10 | The New York Times
Mount Vesuvius Murdered Its Victims in More Brutal Ways Than We Thought
October 10 | Popular Science
Mount Vesuvius Volcano
October 10 | Geology.com
Mount Vesuvius Eruption
Plaster casts of people who died in the city of Pompeii during the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. They were buried by the ashfall. Image: Garden of the Fugitives. This photo was taken by Lancevortex and is distributed under a GNU Free Documentation License.

Jupiter*s Moon, Europa, May Have a Surface Covered with Huge Ice Blades that Complicate the Search for Life
October 10 | NBC News
Lost Chain of Underwater Volcanoes Is a Massive Whale Superhighway
October 10 | Live Science
Harvesting Solar Fuels Through a Bacterium*s Unusual Appetite for Gold
October 10 | Phys.org
Hurricane Warnings Issued as Michael Strengthens and Aims for Florida
October 9 | The Washington Post
Chile Seeks New Copper Markets to Shield Economy from Trade War
October 9 | Mining.com
Now companies in the United States have lost their status as favored customers.
The Top Ten Zinc-Producing Mines in the World
October 9 | Mining.com
Beach Sand Ripples Can be Fingerprints for Ancient Weather Conditions
October 9 | MIT News

NSF Launches Pilot for National High School Engineering Course
October 9 | National Science Foundation
Groundbreaking Science Emerges from Ultra-Close Orbits of Saturn
October 9 | NASA

Landsat Before, After Images Show Flooding in Carolinas From Florence
October 9 | United States Geological Survey
Hubble Space Telescope Taken Offline after Gyroscope Failure
October 9 | Arstechnica.com
What the New Report on Climate Change Expects from You
October 9 | CNN
Hurricane Michael to Intensify and Bring a Threat of Storm Surge, Damaging Winds to Florida Panhandle
October 9 | Weather.com
Meet Michael: Here*s How the New Tropical Storm Could Impact Metro Atlanta
October 8 | Atlanta Journal Constitution
Tropical Storm Michael - Probable Path Map
October 8 | National Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Michael, Probable Path Map
Map by the National Hurricane Center

Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program at the Gemological Institute of America
October 8 | Gemological Institute of America
The one-to-two year fellowships encourage early career scientists to pursue full-time academic research in mineralogy, geology, physics, materials science and other fields related to gemology.
Nations Work Together to Size Up Caribbean Tsunami Hazards
October 8 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Map of the Caribbean
Energy Firms Pour $20 Million into Defeating Colorado Ballot Initiative
October 8 | Reuters
Powder River Basin May Offer Best Prospect for Producers if Proposition 112 Passes
October 8 | Platts
The West Texas Oil Boom Outpaces Supply and Transport Networks
October 8 | Reuters
U.S. Oil Exports Fall as India Turns to Iran Ahead of Sanctions
October 8 | Reuters
On-and-Off Wind and Solar Power Are Pushing Coal Plants to the Brink
October 8 | Mining.com
Poland Plans to Increase Coal Production to Reduce Imports
October 8 | Mining.com
Poland is currently the largest producer of coal in the European Union.
Where Is Poland?
October 8 | Geology.com
map of Poland
NASA*s ARIA Maps Indonesia Quake, Tsunami Damage
October 7 | NASA
map of indonesia tsunami, earthquake damage
Image by the NASA ARIA project.

NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space
October 7 | NASA
NASA Voyager 2
Image by NASA.

A Meteorite Used as a Doorstop for Over Half a Century
October 7 | Central Michigan University

Eight-Year-Old Girl Finds Iron Age Sword in Swedish Lake
October 7 | Smithsonian.com
Blue Diamond Sells for $14M at Sotheby*s
October 7 | Rapaport
Saturn*s Rings Rain Organic Compounds Into Its Atmosphere
October 7 | Smithsonian.com
Interactive Map: Energy Infrastructure with FEMA National Flood Hazard
October 6 | Energy Information Administration

Example of flood hazard zones and energy infrastructure depictions.

Hurricane Path, Not Just Size, Can Have a Large Effect on Oil and Gas Production
October 6 | Energy Information Administration
hurricane impact on oil and gas production
Image by the Energy Information Administration.

Diamond Trade Must Reform in Face of Threat from Synthetic Stones
October 6 | Reuters
De Beers* Lightbox Brand: Early Reviews and Future Plans
October 6 | JCKonline
USGS Crews Capture Evidence of Carolina Floods
October 5 | United States Geological Survey

As Coal Prices in Europe Approach $100/ton, the High Prices Boost Green Alternatives
October 5 | Mining.com
The Diavik Stars of the Arctic
October 5 | Geology.com
The Diavik Stars of the Arctic
The Diavik Stars of the Arctic: Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Mines have announced that three of their most spectacular diamonds, produced from the jointly-owned Diavik Mine in Northwest Territories, Canada, will be sold at auction on October 25, 2018. The collection is known as *The Diavik Stars of the Arctic*. Photo by Rio Tinto.

Kazakhstan: The *Overlooked Mineral Powerhouse*
October 5 | Mining.com
Where Is Kazakhstan?
October 5 | Geology.com
Map of Kazakhstan
Anson Has Produced Lithium Carbonate and Lithium Hydroxide from Its Paradox Project in Utah
October 5 | Mining.com
Merelaniite Inclusions in Tanzanite
October 5 | Gemological Institute of America
What Is Tanzanite?
October 5 | Geology.com
tanzanite
Faceted Violetish Blue Tanzanite: This is an exceptional faceted oval weighing 8.14 carats and measuring 14.4 x 10.5 x 7.6 millimeters in size. On the basis of its color and clarity, it would be rated in the top 1% of all tanzanite ever produced. Stones of this quality might be purchased by museums, investors, or collectors, or used in custom or designer jewelry. Photo copyright by Richland Gemstones and used here with permission.

Features of Synthetic Diamonds
October 5 | Gemological Institute of America
First *Exomoon* May Have Been Found
October 5 | BBC
Both Natural Gas Supply and Demand Have Increased from Year-Ago Levels
October 5 | Energy Information Administration

2015 TG387: A Previously Unknown Dwarf Planet Near the Far Reaches of Our Solar System
October 4 | The Washington Post
A Tsunami Didn*t Destroy These 1,747 Homes. It Was the Ground Itself, Flowing
October 4 | The New York Times
Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act Becomes Law
October 4 | Speaking of GeoScience Blog
Kuwait Oil and Natural Gas Report
October 4 | Energy Information Administration
top crude oil producers
Kuwait holds the world*s sixth-largest oil reserves and is one of the top 10 global producers and exporters of total petroleum liquids.

Ethane Prices Are Rocketing
October 4 | Energy Information Administration
U.S. Uranium Imports Continue as Domestic Production Remains at Historical Lows
October 4 | Energy Information Administration
country of origin - uranium for U.S. power generation
Uraninite: A Radioactive Mineral and the Most Important Source of Uranium
October 4 | Geology.com
Texas Oil Companies Spend Big Bucks to Fight a State of Washington Carbon Emissions Tax
October 4 | Houston Chronicle
Refineries on the U.S. East Coast Are Receiving Lots of Discounted Crude by Rail from Western Canada
October 3 | Reuters
Electric Power to the Permian? Spotty at Best and Outrun by a Fracking Boom
October 3 | Bloombergquint.com
Shell Plans to Spend $18B on an LNG Export Facility in British Columbia
October 3 | Houston Chronicle