By: Allen Teal
Exploring where you live to discover the geology of the area can be an interesting hobby if you are armed with just a little knowledge and have access to a modest library. Take a little time to familiarize yourself with the type of geologic region...
By: Ian Loft
The surface on which we live is a series of continental size landmasses floating on a sea of molten rock called magma that is under tremendous pressure and at a temperature millions of degrees in magnitude. This seemingly solid surface is in fact constantly in...
By: Krystle Hernandez
Geology is defined as the comprehensive study of Earth. Geologists, therefore, study not only the physical aspects of Earth including its composition and structure, but also the origins of our planet and its history.Geological researchers are often employed by federal and provincial governments, universities...
By: Red Dwyer
Volcanoes are places where the magma or molten rock, gases and pyroclastic debris erupt through the crust of a planet or moon. When the gas and heat are sufficient to eject magma through the crust of a planet, an eruption occurs.The word volcano comes...
By: Red Dwyer
Pangaea is a Greek word meaning "all land", which is why scientists chose that name for the single continent on Earth during the Permian Era, 225 million years ago. Pangaea stretched from North Pole to South Pole and was C-shaped. The single universal ocean was...
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
Rock tumbling.Rock tumbling has been used in the process of jewelry and gift making for years. Setting up to do your own rock tumbling may be a little expensive, although the tumbler does last for years if you are careful with it. The old...
By: Casey Camp
When I was growing up there was this old crabby widow who lived a few houses down from us. To protect her family name, I will call her Miss Crinklewhite, a fictitious appellation only from the mind of...Minolta. Anyway, the neighborhood kids referred...
A guide to backyard geology
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
Not everyone is as fortunate as I am in seeing how they can take part in geology, which is the study in the planet earth and the components that make it a planet, its life forms, and the history behind forming the earth the way...
By: Ginger Kazay
Since I live in Northern Arizona, the creation of the Grand Canyon is a common topic of conversation. The truth is no one knows for sure. Even the local geologists are divided on this topic.There are currently four different theories: 2 "official" and 2...
By: pa cockle
As a pre-teen I was hunted out of my uncles shed often. It contained the lapidary machinery and specimen rocks and minerals that had been collected on one of the numerous 'rockspeditions' by my uncle and his mates. My uncle, saw the value of leading...

 

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