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New Volcanic Revelations May Help Predict When Eruptions Will Occur
2014-05-05 09:10:30

[ Watch the Video: New Insight May Help Predict Volcanic Eruption Behavior ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Volcanologists from the University of Liverpool have discovered how lava dome volcanoes erupt. This could help develop methods on predicting how volcanoes will act. The process of frictional melting determines how the volcano will erupt. The speed of the lava rise and how much friction it creates is determined by this process. Within the lava dome the...

2014-05-05 08:22:51

Highlights: Average of 80.9% Gold Recovery at 100 mesh VANCOUVER, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces new results from its ongoing 2014 metallurgical testing program at the North Bullfrog Project in Nevada. Bottle roll tests have been performed on 5 composite samples developed from PQ core drilled during exploration of the Yellowjacket vein system during 2013. The composites were designed to represent the various...

2014-05-05 04:20:46

ABERDEEN, United Kingdom, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group is proud to have delivered engineering support to the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP), a joint industry project to further improve the prevention of, and response to, subsea well-control incidents. Contracted by Shell, on behalf of the SWRP team, Wood Group Kenny led the way and drew on the expertise of Wood Group Mustang and Wood Group PSN. The energy services company has been supporting the project since 2012,...

Fracking May Pose Greater Earthquake Risk Than Previously Believed
2014-05-04 06:04:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The risk of fracking-related underground wastewater disposal could pose a far greater risk of causing earthquakes than experts have previously realized, especially in the US Southwest and Midwest, scientists revealed Thursday at the annual Seismological Society of America (SSA) conference. According to Patrick J. Kiger of National Geographic, the reason why those regions are the most at-risk is because the fault lines there have...

Mount St. Helens Magma Levels Rising, But No Eruption Imminent
2014-05-03 05:03:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While magma levels are rising at Mount St. Helens in Washington, there is now evidence that the active stratovolcano will not be erupting any time soon, researchers said during the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America (SSA) in Anchorage, Alaska on Friday. Lead researcher Seth Moran, a seismologist with the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO), explained that a small amount of magma began pooling approximately 2.5...

2014-05-02 10:24:40

Man-made quakes need to be included in seismic hazard planning say experts Oil and gas development activities, including underground disposal of wastewater and hydraulic fracturing, may induce earthquakes by changing the state of stress on existing faults to the point of failure. Earthquakes from wastewater disposal may be triggered at tens of kilometers from the wellbore, which is a greater range than previously thought, according to research to be presented today at the annual meeting of...

2014-05-01 16:24:10

HOUSTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) will host a conference call and web cast to discuss its 2014 first quarter financial and operating results on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9 a.m. Central Time, 3 p.m. British Summer Time. To participate and ask questions during the conference call, dial the local country telephone number and the confirmation code 5109885. The toll-free numbers are 888-690-2874 in the United States and...

2014-05-01 16:23:05

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Metal Resources Ltd. (RMES:OTCBB) ("Red Metal") is pleased to announce that it has received confirmation that Geoactiva SPA ("Geoactiva") will be continuing its option on the Perth Project. The April 30(th) payment for the Perth project is US$50,000. We have also received results of the trenching, sampling and drilling program completed on the Perth project and expect to analyze the results for release in the next few weeks. To earn...

2014-05-01 12:25:26

NYSE - AGTSX - FR Frankfurt - FMV VANCOUVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce that its unaudited 2014 first quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. First Majestic is a mining company focused on silver production in México and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of...

2014-05-01 12:24:53

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Langan Engineering & Environmental Services officially announced the opening of an office in Akron, Ohio. The new office will provide fully integrated technical services in support of the oil and gas industry focused on the Utica Shale play as well as land development projects and corporate real estate portfolios throughout the state. The Utica Shale is a vast oil and natural gas-bearing shale formation underlying parts of Ohio,...


Latest Geology Reference Libraries

Aubrac Cattle
2014-07-06 14:34:22

The Aubrac is a breed of cattle originating in France during the mid-1800s. The herd book was formed in 1893  by French monks. During the winter, the cows would give birth on the farms and when spring arrived they would go to the mountains to graze. Bulls were bred on the farms to become draft oxen. During the time, there were 300,000 Aubrac in existence, but by the end of World War II, a need for the oxen declined and milk was cheaper to produce from other breeds. This resulted in the...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

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