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Explosive History Of A 'Celebrity Hotspot' Uncovered
2014-05-21 03:01:15

University of Leicester A tiny Mediterranean island visited by the likes of Madonna, Sting, Julia Roberts and Sharon Stone is now the focus of a ground-breaking study by University of Leicester geologists. Pantelleria, a little-known island between Sicily and Tunisia, is a volcano with a remarkable past: 45 thousand years ago, the entire island was covered in a searing-hot layer of green glass. Volcanologists Drs Mike Branney, Rebecca Williams and colleagues at the University of...

2014-05-20 23:04:42

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Coal Mining & Iron Ore Mining in India to 2020” to its store. Coal Mining & Iron Ore Mining in India to 2020 provides historical and forecast data on coal production by grade and by type, reserves, consumption by type and trade by type to 2020. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Iron Ore Mining in India to 2020 India is one of the leading producers of iron ore, with estimated total resources of over 28.5 billion tons (bt) of hematite (Fe2O3) and...

2014-05-20 08:23:31

TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") reports that rough diamond production, sales and pricing have all exceeded targets for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 (February through April) to the extent that the estimated value of the Company's production at current sales prices is ahead of expectation by approximately $100 million. Ekati Diamond Mine Production (100% basis) -- Production for the quarter is...

hawaii oahu volcano
2014-05-17 05:33:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online O'ahu, the "gathering place," is the most developed island in the Hawaiian chain. Until recently, scientists believed that O'ahu consisted of the remnants of two major Hawaiian shield volcanoes: Wai'anae and Ko'olau. A new study from University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L'Environment (France), and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has found that O'ahu actually consists of three shield...

2014-05-16 23:06:50

Corrosion industry professionals in the Bakken shale region are collaborating to form a new corrosion committee to be proposed as the new NACE Bakken section. The corrosion committee’s inaugural meeting will take place from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm on June 11, 2014 at the Tioga Farm Festival Building located on N Dakota 40 in Tioga, North Dakota. Tioga, North Dakota (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Corrosion industry professionals in the Bakken shale region are collaborating to form a new corrosion...

California Groundwater Reliance Linked To Increased Earthquake Activity
2014-05-15 07:13:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Increased use of groundwater or pumping and irrigation could be increasing the number of small earthquakes occurring in California, and eventually speed-up the frequency of larger ones, according to new research appearing in the journal Nature. According to BBC News environmental correspondent Matt McGrath, the study found that extracting water for human activities has been causing mountains to lift and valleys to subside,...

2014-05-14 08:24:54

VANCOUVER, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cayden Resources Inc. (TSX.V:CYD) ("Cayden" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results for 9 additional drill holes from the Pena de Oro target at the Company's El Barqueno Gold Property in Jalisco State, Mexico. Drilling highlights include 26 meters of 2.35 g/t Au in Hole 50, 30 meters of 1.61 g/t Au in Hole 49, 38 meters of 1.47 g/t Au and 0.67% Cu in hole 52, and 70 meters of 0.80 g/t Au and 0.49% Cu in hole 54. The results...

2014-05-13 20:22:08

VANCOUVER, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Lima First Constitutional Court rendered its ruling regarding the action brought by the Company against the Peruvian government on July 13, 2011, challenging the constitutionality of the Supreme Decree N° 032-2011-EM, which rescinded the Company's rights to operate on its Santa Ana mineral concessions. The decision states unequivocally and...

2014-05-13 08:25:37

HOUSTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) ("Gastar") will webcast its Investor Day to be held in New York City on Wednesday, May 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be webcast live and for later replay, and the materials associated with this event will be accessible by visiting the Investor Relations page of Gastar's web site at www.gastar.com and selecting "Events/Presentations." J. Russell Porter, Gastar's President...

2014-05-13 08:23:59

DENVER, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolute Energy Corporation ("Resolute") (NYSE: REN) announced today that it will issue a press release covering operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, before the market opens on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. An investor conference call to review the first quarter results will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Time: 4:30 PM EDT / 3:30...


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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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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