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John Lennon Shines On: IAU Names Mercury Crater After Rock Legend
2013-12-20 13:34:02

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England. He started his first band, The Quarrymen, while still in high school. After Paul McCartney and George Harrison joined the band the name was changed to The Beatles. He and his band mates became rock legends, but John met a tragic end on December 8, 1980. Now Lennon, along with nine other notable celebrities of the past, have been honored by having impact craters on...

2013-12-20 10:18:03

GSA Bulletin articles posted online ahead of print on 6 and 13 December 2013 cover earthquake hazards of the Santa Barbara suburban area; apatite and the skeletons of early animals; the peculiar geological features of Faial (Azores, Portugal); the nature of Mount Rainier; the origin of Pearya terrane, Canada; a re-interpretation of the Chilhowee Group of the Appalachian Blue Ridge; and more. Authors hale from the U.S., Italy, South Africa, and Canada. GSA Bulletin articles published ahead...

2013-12-19 23:23:29

Recently, BlackBox Biometrics showcased the Blast Gauge System at the International Breachers Symposium. Appearing in multiple presentations on blast analysis, it was also worn by Law Enforcement Officers on the breaching range to identify potential injuries. Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 The International Breachers Symposium took place in Lakeland, FL during the third week of October. Hosted by Tactical Energetic Entry Systems (TEES) in conjunction with the Polk County...

2013-12-18 23:28:41

Geothermal Resources Council announces the best presentations showcased at the 37th GRC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. (Davis, California, USA) (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding presentations from the global geothermal community for 2013. The judging was made in each of the technical sessions held in late September/early October at the 37th GRC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event. The...

2013-12-18 20:20:44

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - U.S. Silver & Gold Inc. (TSX: USA) (OTCQX: USGIF) has come to an agreement with the Mine Safety and Health Administration ("MSHA") to modify a previously issued order, and will re-open its Galena Mine Shaft #3 which is used for hoisting ore. The Mine will begin to recall employees who were impacted by the closure tomorrow (December 19, 2013). The original MSHA order was given during a routine inspection and involved repairs on the #3...

2013-12-18 20:20:42

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - U.S. Silver & Gold Inc. (TSX: USA) (OTCQX: USGIF) received an order from the Mine Safety and Health Administration ("MSHA") that required the Company to temporarily shut down its Galena Mine Shaft #3 pending resolution of four previously existing citations that did not relate to any employee injury or allege imminent danger in the mine. Some employees were temporarily sent home while a contingency plan was developed. The MSHA order was...

2013-12-18 16:25:03

DENVER, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Triangle Petroleum Corporation ("Triangle" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: TPLM) announced today that Caliber Midstream Partners, L.P. ("Caliber"), its midstream joint venture with First Reserve's Energy Infrastructure Fund ("FREIF"), has closed on a Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility ("Credit Facility") in the amount of $200 million. Additionally, Caliber will pay a $1.05 per unit distribution, from available cash, to its unitholders...

YellowStone's Volcanic Caldera Much More Super Than Estimated
2013-12-17 15:35:14

[ Watch the Video: Yellowstone Volcano Bigger Than Estimated ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park is much larger than previously thought, according to research presented at the American Geophysical Union last week. The new study finds the supervolcano is about 2.5 times bigger than earlier estimates, stretching for more than 55 miles. Researchers used a network of seismometers situated around the national park to...

2013-12-17 08:22:31

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX: WM, FWB: WC7) ("Wallbridge") today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Lonmin Plc and Lonmin Canada Limited (together "Lonmin") to amend the existing North Range Joint Venture ("NRJV") agreement. The amendment (the "Wisner Amendment") provides Lonmin the option to earn a 50% initial interest in Wallbridge's Wisner package of properties ("Wisner Properties"), excluding the Broken Hammer...

2013-12-16 16:21:45

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WRScompass announced today that it has been awarded two environmental remediation projects that include Geotechnical Applications and Sediment Removal in Florida and North Carolina. Investigations conducted at the Site in North Carolina indicate that groundwater, soils and sediments at the Site contain volatile organic compounds including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) and poly -aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at...


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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...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

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