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2014-07-21 12:38:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every artist has their secret and it turns out Mother Nature is no different. According to a new report in Nature Geoscience, the sandstone arches seen in desert areas around the Western US are created with the help of gravity. Through the study of small cubes of sand, study researchers discovered that the pressure of gravity guards parts of a sandstone rock against erosion, leaving the remainder of a sandstone rock vulnerable to...

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2011-06-07 08:40:37

Findings could aid in the development of better technologies for hydraulic fracturing and other fluid extraction techniques from the earth When geologists survey an area of land for the potential that gas or petroleum deposits could exist there, they must take into account the composition of rocks that lie below the surface. Take, for instance, sandstone"”a sedimentary rock composed mostly of weakly cemented quartz grains. Previous research had suggested that compaction...

2009-05-27 08:02:00

Summer Golf Package Offers Value and Luxury ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer vacation travelers are looking for the best value for their dollar. With the Inn at Entrada's Summer Golf Package they will experience world-class golf and luxury accommodations at an unbeatable price. At the Inn, guests become temporary members of the private Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, home of the #1 rated year-round Best Course in Utah. Managed by the world's leading golf...

2009-03-23 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V - CVV) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") is currently conducting drill programs on three uranium projects in the Athabasca Basin, Canada. The Company is drilling at the Cree East project with two drills and at the West McArthur property with one drill. A further drill program at Black Lake has now commenced. This drill program at Black Lake is following-up on geological and geophysical targets identified from airborne and...


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2005-05-25 18:39:59

Sandstone is an arenaceous sedimentary rock composed mainly of feldspar and quartz and varies in colour (in a similar way to sand), through grey, yellow, red, and white. Since sandstones often form highly visible cliffs and other rock formations, certain colors of sandstone may be strongly identified with certain regions. For instance, much of the North American West is well-known for its red sandstones. Sandstones are often relatively soft and easy to work which therefore make them a...

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