How mountains form
By: Francis Harris
Mountains are landforms that rise well above the surrounding land, with steep slopes, often forming a peak over 600m distinguishing them from hills that are lower and roll on for many miles without any significant altitude gain (see Types and Formation of Mountains). There are...
The dangers of uranium mining
By: Jennifer Metz - 392050
Uranium has been mined for years throughout the planet, and provides us with the ability to fuel our nuclear power plants. Uranium mining specifically refers to the process of extracting Uranium Ore from the ground. This practice is done all over the world, but the...
How mountains form
By: Jennifer Metz - 392050
Seamlessly rising up out of the earth, mountain formations are a beautiful to look at it, and offer us a plethora of enjoyment in the way of hiking, skiing, snowboarding,mountain biking, and much more. Mountains are one of the most majestic land formations you...
A closer look at the San Andreas fault line
By: Jennifer Metz - 392050
The San Andreas fault line is located on the west coast of the United States of America. The fault line itself runs from Cape Mendocina, California, all the way down to the Mexican border, covering over 800 miles. What is it? The San Andreas fault...
By: Wahidabi Sulaiman
Carbon dating is the process used to identify the approximate age of sample organisms (archaeological, geological and hydro geological). This process can date the age of bones, hair, tissues, hair and even dirt. Carbon 14 (C-14) is compared against the Carbon 12 (C-12) to find...
A look at the dynamics of a thrust fault
By: Hai Shunxi
Almost all solid substances break under pressure, if the pressure is great enough and pushing (or pulling) in the right directions. The layers of rock within the Earth's crust are no exception to this rule. Push or pull on them hard enough, and rocks deep...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
The term “fault,” used in the context of geological events, describes a place where underground forces have pushed rock strata out of alignment with one another, and sometimes the resultant formation can be viewed above ground level. There are different ways in which...
A look at the dynamics of a strike-slip fault
By: Ian Yates
A strike slip fault is a vertical rupture which causes a horizontal, or parrallel shift of the ground either side of the rift. The most famous strike slip fault line occurs in California on the San Andreas fault line. This fault line is along the...
By: Grace Conyers
Geologists describe the way a fault moves in terms of the direction of the slip. A strike slip fault describes when the plates strike one another, then slip in a horizontal motion that is parallel to the struck surfaces. A strike slip fault is most...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Earthquakes are produced when a sudden slip occurs between two plates on the earth´s surface. An earthquake creates the movement of the ground in the earth´s surface, and the shaking created causes accumulated stress to be radiated out as seismic waves. Not all...

 

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