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detecting water on Mars
2014-10-07 03:00:14

A Washington State University undergraduate has helped develop a new method for detecting water on Mars. Her findings appear in Nature Communications, one of the most influential general science journals.

Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Earliest Crust
2014-05-30 03:14:31

PhD student's studies of four-billion-year-old rocks show ancient crust generated in an Iceland-like setting.

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.

Volcanic Rock Research Sheds New Light On Earth’s Formation
2013-11-08 12:29:31

By analyzing basalt, a substance formed from cooling lava, a team of European scientists have gained new insight into how the Earth’s core, crust and atmosphere formed, as well as how volcanic activity originated.

Scientists Uncover Link Between Lavas Erupting On Sea Floor And Deep-carbon Cycle
2013-05-03 08:05:27

Scientists from the Smithsonian and the University of Rhode Island have found unsuspected linkages between the oxidation state of iron in volcanic rocks and variations in the chemistry of the deep Earth.

2012-02-22 21:32:41

A mysterious cycle of booms and busts in marine biodiversity over the past 500 million years could be tied to a periodic uplifting of the world's continents.

Image 1 - Building Blocks Of Early Earth Survived Collision That Created Moon
2012-02-18 06:32:01

Unexpected new findings by a University of Maryland team of geochemists show that some portions of the Earth's mantle (the rocky layer between Earth's metallic core and crust) formed when the planet was much smaller than it is now, and that some of this early-formed mantle survived Earth's turbulent formation, including a collision with another planet-sized body that many scientists believe led to the creation of the Moon.

2012-01-13 08:00:00

The biological and geographical website EurekaMag.com publishes reviews of specific subjects of all areas of biological and geographical science.

Diamonds Show Carbon Cycle May Reach Earth's Lower Mantle
2011-09-16 10:41:51

By studying the chemistry of an unorthodox set of Brazilian diamonds, a team of researchers have discovered startling new information about the carbon cycle and the theory of plate tectonics.

2011-03-28 05:00:00

HOUSTON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp.(OTCQB:TRER) has completed analysis of 1103 drill samples from the 1984-88 drilling program conducted by Cabot Corporation and Cyprus Minerals.


Latest Igneous rock Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 10:59:02

Garnierite is a mineral composed of hydrous nickel silicates a member of the serpentine group with formula: (Ni,Mg)3Si2O5(OH). Népouite is a synonym. Garnierite is important as a source of nickel and is mined from laterite deposits which are formed by intense weathering and secondary enrichment of ultramafic igneous rocks.

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.