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2014-03-26 12:23:04

51.4 Miles of Gathering Pipeline in Northern McKenzie County is Scheduled to be In-Service in the 4th Quarter of 2014. The Project Will Connect North & Central McKenzie County to Takeaway Options in and Around Johnson's Corner DALLAS, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm Energy Partners, LLC ("Paradigm") announced today the execution of a gathering contract that will anchor the build-out of an expansive gathering system extending from the Charleson Field of northern McKenzie...

3D Computer Models Used To Solve Age-old Geologic Riddle
2014-03-26 12:15:54

[ Watch The Video: The Dynamics of Continental Accretion ] Robert Perkins, University of Southern California New study provides explanation for long-debated origin of bow-shaped mountain belts that form along the edges of colliding tectonic plates An international team of scientists that included USC's Meghan Miller used computer modeling to reveal, for the first time, how giant swirls form during the collision of tectonic plates – with subduction zones stuttering and recovering...

Sunset Colors In Famous Paintings Used To Estimate Past Pollution Levels
2014-03-26 07:06:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The colors used by legendary artists of the past to depict a sunset could be used to estimate pollution levels in the atmosphere during bygone days, according to research published Tuesday in the open-access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Lead author Christos Zerefos, a professor of atmospheric physics at the Academy of Athens in Greece, and his colleagues showed that paintings of famous artists reveal the ash and gas...

2014-03-25 20:20:31

MONCTON, NB, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Major Drilling Group International Inc. ("Major Drilling" or the "Company") (TSX: MDI) announces that further to its press release dated March 3, 2014 it has now completed its review of restructuring options for its Australian operation, and has concluded to proceed with a full closure of that branch. This decision is based on the current industry downturn, which has hit Australia particularly hard, and which has resulted in little work and highly...

2014-03-25 16:22:37

MIDLAND, Texas, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT:MXC) ("Mexco" or "the Company") today announced the acquisition of additional working interests in a joint venture. The Company's working interest in this development of seven horizontal wells in the Wolfcamp formation of Reagan County, Texas was increased from 0.57% (0.49% net revenue interest) to 1.4% (1.2% net revenue interest) increasing the estimated drilling costs from $350,000 to approximately...

2014-03-25 12:25:06

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring the highest active volcanoes in the world, the greatest concentration of species by area, white sand beaches and the breathtaking Galapagos Islands are just a few reasons why Ecuador received recognition as the "Green Destination of the World for 2013," by the World Travel Awards. According to the World Travel Awards, Ecuador is also considered the number one destination to visit in Latin America and the seventh must-visit place in...

Newly exposed fault scarp
2014-03-25 08:07:09

GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Rift valleys are large depressions formed by tectonic stretching forces. Volcanoes often occur in rift valleys, within the rift itself or on the rift flanks as e.g. in East Africa. The magma responsible for this volcanism is formed in the upper mantle and ponds at the boundary between crust and mantle. For many years, the question of why volcanoes develop outside the rift zone in an apparently unexpected location offset by tens of...

2014-03-24 23:00:47

PENETRON crystalline waterproofing technology helps the brand new AOP Clearwater facility clean up wastewater used for the extraction of natural gas from deep underground formations in West Virginia. East Setauket, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, the AOP Clearwater recently began operation as a “one of a kind” facility to treat and recycle water. This water is used in the “fracking” of natural gas extracted from the Marcellus shale formation. The...

2014-03-24 12:22:49

OAKVILLE, ON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Yukon Gold Corporation, Inc. (the "Company or Yukon") (OTC Market: YGDC) (LOGO: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140322/TO618LOGO) The Company is pleased to announce it has completed an Agreement with GlobalMin LLC ("GlobalMin"), incorporated in Nevada, USA and GlobalMin Guyana Inc ("GGI") incorporated in Guyana, South America to acquire 100% ownership of GGI and GlobalMin's 77% interest in a Platinum Project controlled by GGI,...

2014-03-21 12:21:22

Mineral Separation Technologies Introduces New System COAL CENTER, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mineral Separation Technologies announced today that it has created a new product, the DriJet 100, that separates coal and ash without using water or chemicals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140321/NY88255 The introduction of the DriJet 100 follows the recent chemical spill on the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia. A liquid used for separating coal leaked from a...


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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