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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...

Earliest Evidence Of Jaws Discovered In 500M-Year-Old Fish Fossil
2014-06-12 14:09:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Paleontologists working in the Canadian Rockies have uncovered the 500 million-year-old fossilized remains of a fish with jaw-like structures – the first time this feature has been seen so early in the fossil record, according to a new paper published in the journal Nature. Fish fossils from the Cambrian are very uncommon and in most cases poorly preserved. The newly discovered species, dubbed Metaspriggina, also provides evidence...

earth moon formation
2014-06-12 04:44:38

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dating the formation of the Earth is a difficult process, because usually geological dating methods do not work as well. Early in its existence the Earth was more fluid, with materials all mixing together in a super-heated mix. It took millions of years for differentiation and cooling to achieve the layered Earth we live on today. So traditional geological dating gives us more of a lower bound for the age of the Earth, while...

2014-06-11 20:20:24

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") today announced its fiscal 2015 first quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2014. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated: "A year on from our purchase of the Ekati operation, we continue to improve ore production and recoveries as we develop new ore sources. The receipt of full operating permits for the Lynx open pit development in less than a...

2014-06-11 08:22:25

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or "the Company") - (TSX: ANX) is pleased to report that, following a positive review of historic geological data, it has begun a 2,000-meter diamond drilling program on its Deer Cove gold project, which is located approximately 8 kilometers from its Pine Cove mill on the Ming's Bight Peninsula, Newfoundland. 2014 Exploration Program: On May 25(th), the Company began drilling at Deer Cove and expects to finish by early July,...

2014-06-10 08:23:06

Quigley brings proven executive leadership with a strong record of driving company growth through innovative solutions OOLITIC, Ind., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynnchurch Capital has selected Tom Quigley as the next chief executive officer of Indiana Limestone Company. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140609/116256 "We chose Tom because of his twenty-five years in the building products industry. Over that time he has demonstrated expertise in organizational and...

2014-06-10 08:22:55

Highlights: Coarse grind size of 65 mesh for gravity separation & 100 mesh for tail leaching tests TSX: KOR OTCQX: CORVF VANCOUVER, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces the results of the initial follow-up gravity gold recovery testing and cyanide leaching of the gravity tail material from the main vein and stockwork core of the Yellowjacket deposit. These test samples are representative of an estimated...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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