By: Elizabeth M Young
The rare earth metals are actually not always that rare! Some of the rare earth metals are among the most abundant in the earth's crust. They are often incredibly difficult to extract, however. There are fifteen rare earth metals that reside on the periodic table...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Rare earth metals, or lanthanoids, have special properties, such as catalytic, chemical, electrical, metallurgical, nuclear, magnetic or optical, making rare earth metals valuable for application in an ever increasing host of advanced technological functions. The magnetic lanthanoids are used in everything from mag lev trains...
All you need to know about earthquakes
By: Connie Earl Robertson
Earthquakes are one of the scariest natural disasters that a person can experience. It starts with hard shaking, and many times the shaking is accompanied by a loud sound that is comparable to a large truck flying down the road. There is nothing secure, everything...
Mining a pegmatite
By: Allan Taylor
Pegmatites are intrusive igneous rock formations characterized by having large crystals of 5 cms up to several meters in size and are often composed predominately of quartz, feldspar and muscovite mica.Frequently pegmatites are elongated tabular dykes near vertically inclined and range from 1 to...
Explaining earthquakes
By: Dr. Michael Smith
Recent earthquakes in Chile, Taiwan, Haiti, and now Turkey and other areas raise the concerns of many across the globe. What is happening to our world? Does this herald the end of this planet and life as we know it? While scientists dismiss these events...
How to prepare for an earthquake
By: Connie Earl Robertson
Earthquakes are natural disasters that give no advance warning. Because of that, there is no possibility of preparing at the time of the earthquake. If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes it is mandatory that you learn how to prepare for...
About geothermic energy
By: Lauren Todd
The purpose of this article is to establish a broad working definition of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is exploited from the heat within the earth, from just below the surface, to all the way deep into to the earth’s core. We can determine the...
Keeping safe in an earthquake
By: Connie Earl Robertson
There is really no place to be completely safe in an earthquake. Inside, things fall, walls and roofs can cave in and there can be gas leaks and electrical shorts, resulting in an explosion or fire. Outside, walls or trees can fall over, tiles can...
The future of crude oil and alternative energy
By: Robert Mckenna
People believe the President went back on his word when he approved drilling in areas off the Atlantic Coast, and additional drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Many people cite the oil companies presently have millions of acres at their disposal that they have chosen...
Examples of why the cardinal doctrine of uniformitarian geology is incorrect
By: Guy Takamatsu
Uniformitarian geologists have made the erroneous assertion that the present is the key to the past. They seem somewhat clueless as how weather can change from calm to terrifying. A guest speaker at our church once commented on how the waves never got very high...

 

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