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Earth’s Magma Mantle Melts Hotter Than Previously Thought
2013-01-10 10:10:41

According to a new study, the Earth's mantle magma melts far hotter and deeper in the Earth's core than previously thought, a discovery that will have lasting implications for geologists.

2011-08-11 12:54:00

MONTREAL, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - St-Georges Platinum and Base Metals Ltd.

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2011-07-22 12:04:00

Ancient minerals tell story of planet's distant past.

2011-07-22 01:24:22

Jewelers abhor diamond impurities, but they are a bonanza for scientists.

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2011-03-24 11:00:49

Researchers are hoping to attempt to drill into the Earth's mantle layer off the coast of Costa Rica in hopes of finding pristine samples of the earth's inner boundary.

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2010-09-03 14:03:42

Earth today is one of the most active planets in the Solar System, and was probably even more so during the early stages of its life.

2010-09-01 13:56:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Why do we still find rocks from the Archean, one of the earliest geological eons on Earth dating from about 3.8 to 2.5 billion years ago? This is an apt question as our planet is one of the most dynamic in the solar system.

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2009-03-07 08:28:27

To slow global warming, scientists are exploring ways to pull carbon dioxide from the air and safely lock it away.

2008-11-10 18:00:15

Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront")(TSX VENTURE: NOT) wishes to report the following results from its exploration activities in the Ring of Fire portion of the McFaulds Lake area of northern Ontario in the James Bay Lowlands.

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2008-11-06 12:26:16

Scientists say that a type of rock found at or near the surface in the Mideast nation of Oman and other areas around the world could be harnessed to soak up huge quantities of globe-warming carbon dioxide.


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2005-05-25 19:19:16

Peridotite is a dense, coarse grained ultrabasic rock, consisting mainly of the minerals olivine and pyroxene. Peridotite is also a group of mantle derived igneous rocks. They all are ultramafic or ultrabasic meaning they contain less than 45% silica and are high in iron and magnesium. Members of the peridotite family include: Dunite - predominately composed of olivine, with minor enstatite pyroxene and chromite. Harzburgite - composed of olivine, enstatite, and minor chromite....

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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