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2014-06-16 18:02:39

Science China Press Chinese and American scientists collaborating in the study of an active seismic fault that produced one of China's most deadly earthquakes say their deployment of an airborne LiDAR system, which uses pulses of laser light to calculate distances and chart terrain features, has helped them produce the most precise topographical measurements ever of the fault zone. "Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) presents a new approach to build detailed topographic maps...

2014-06-16 12:23:02

HOUSTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) ("Gastar") reported today that it has reached total depth on the vertical pilot hole for its first Utica/Point Pleasant well in Marshall County, West Virginia. The Simms 5-UH well was drilled to a total depth of 11,410 feet and encountered approximately 92 net feet of pay in the Point Pleasant formation with measured porosities up to 17%. Gastar expects estimated formation pressures to be approximately...

2014-06-16 09:57:20

European Association of Geochemistry Two studies show that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth's crust may not be constant over time. This could provide a new explanation for the patterns observed in the speed of evolution and has implications for the interpretation of climate models. The work is presented today at Goldschmidt 2014, the premier geochemistry conference taking place in Sacramento, California, USA. The Earth's continental crust can be thought of as an archive...

2014-06-16 08:23:01

VANCOUVER, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU / NYSE MKT:NSU) is pleased to provide an update on the 2014 regional exploration program and to announce assay results from Aderat, located 10 kilometers from the Bisha Mine ("Bisha") and processing plant. HIGHLIGHTS -- High grade intersections at Aderat include: o Hole MX-011: 1.38% Cu, 7.82% Zn, 1.12 g/t Au, 25.6 g/t Ag over 10.25 meters o Hole MX-012: 1.13% Cu, 11.15% Zn,...

2014-06-16 08:22:24

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] is pleased to announce the positive results of the Definitive Feasibility Study ("DFS") for the processing of sulfide ore through whole ore pressure oxidation ("POX") at its Çöpler Gold Mine in Erzincan Province, Turkey. The Company has completed extensive technical, design, engineering and procurement studies in preparing the DFS and will be carrying out basic engineering and further...

2014-06-16 08:22:02

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announces updated Mineral Resources and Reserves estimates for the Çöpler Gold Mine in Turkey as a result of the initial outcomes from the ongoing resource reconciliation project. Highlights -- Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources have increased by 0.62 million ounces (+9%) to 7.80 million ounces of contained gold. -- Mineral Reserves have increased by 0.21 million...

An Ocean's Worth Of Water May Be Sitting In North American Mantle
2014-06-13 10:28:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While all of Earth’s oceans may seem like more than enough water for one planet, a new study published in the journal Science has revealed an ocean’s worth of water may be sitting in the mantle, hundreds of miles below North America. According to the study, molecular water is stored away in a mineral called ringwoodite about 400 miles below the Earth’s surface. The study team said this stored water is sitting in a transition...

2014-06-12 23:06:02

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Anthracite Coal Mining Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/anthracite-coal-mining.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Anthracite is a hard and compact variety of coal that has the highest content of carbon amongst all types of coals. With fewer impurities & highest calorific...

2014-06-12 23:05:45

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Under Ground Mining Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/under-ground-mining.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The mining industry finds itself in a new era due to global economic and political trends. Strengthening demand for primary resources predominately from emerging economies has...

2014-06-12 16:22:17

BOSTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that Clyde N. Baker, Jr., P.E., S.E., respected international figure in tall and super tall building foundation design and engineering, has joined the company. Baker was formerly CEO and Chairman of Chicago-based geotechnical firm STS Consultants. Clyde Baker has served as lead...


Latest Geology Reference Libraries

Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

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