By: Paul Wallis
BACKYARD GEOLOGY, THE HARD WAY.I've been lucky enough to have some of the weirdest geology imaginable in my various backyards. My original home, however, took the cake. I grew up on the side of a 1 in 3 hill, and was literally surrounded by...
By: John Carter
Platinum is a heavy, silvery metal commonly found associated with other allied metals iridium, osmium, palladium, rhodium, and ruthenium. The name is derived from the Spanish, "platina" meaning little silver as they called it when they first discovered it in Columbia in the 1500's. The...
By: Sangay Glass
One of the first things a geologist needs to learn is how to identify rocks right?Not really.Geologists have to train their eyes to visually filter their surroundings, and digs to find specimens. This way, geologists don't waste time digging or searching through rubble...
By: Peter Ruble
It sits as a beacon of the Pacific Northwest, greeting you like a giant postcard as you drive through Tacoma on a clear day. Mt. Rainier possesses a tireless beauty that has attracted visitors from all over the globe. However, beneath its picturesque appearance lurks...
By: Jane Allyson
We have all watched the disaster movies when a huge volcano erupts, and the hero has to evacuate a whole island of people. The ash is falling thickly, and the lava is oozing stealthily towards its victims. Will they escape? The suspense can be unbearable...
By: Harry Reed
There are three main types of rocks each with their own special way of being formed and each with ways of becoming the other two types of rocks. The three main types are Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic, each of them has its own properties and...
By: Kehkashan Shah
The age of Earth can be deduced by finding the age of rocks on Earth, meteorites and fossils, by using Radiometric Dating. Radiometric Dating uses radioactivity to measure the age of a rock, using radionuclides, which are types of nuclei that undergo radioactive decay. The...
By: Kenneth Nwabufo-Ene
Nigeria's coal resources Maximization of profits in developing the black diamondPreambleThe objective of this article is to note the fallacies, emphasize the facts regarding the coals inNigeria. This step will provide the basis of new frontiers in:i) Academia studies and researchii)Maximization of profits and benefits...
By: John Carter
This is strictly hypothetical; Kimberlites have been emplaced during specific Earth ages like the late Cretaceous or during other specific ages associated with mass extinctions and/or impact craters. Many of these specific events seem to have coincided with massive impacts on the Earth by asteroids...
By: Kenneth Nwabufo-Ene
Exotic geological and other scientific features will boost tourism in Nigeria.IntroductionTourism is often contemplated without consideration of the concepts, rigorous demands, economics and what features attract tourists.Tourism has sometimes been regarded as belonging to the league of grand en fete. One or two...

 

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