Geology.com News – 15 Topics
7:02 PM (7 minutes ago)
- Gems from Space?
- New Topo Maps for WV, NJ, GA
- Utica Shale Production Jump
- What are Troglobites?
- Herkimer Diamond as State Mineral?
- Norway Oil and Gas Report
- Industrial Gas Consumers Pay Incredible Rates
- Recent Landslide Losses in the United States
- Mineral Shows: May to August
- World Record Fancy Diamonds
- Paving Roads with Old Tires?
- Rare Melt Events at High Altitude in Greenland
- The Cheetah is Not the Fastest Land Animal
- How the Mexican Earthquake Warning System Works
|Gems from Space?
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:32 AM PDT
A number of materials from beyond Earth have been used as gemstones. In addition, impacts have transformed Earth materials into beautiful glasses.
|New Topo Maps for WV, NJ, GA
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:28 AM PDT
USGS has released new topographic maps for West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia.
The new USGS topos are beautiful. If you want to see a sample we have Mammoth Cave, Kentucky unzipped and ready for you to download as a .pdf document (30 megs). Click here to download. Be sure to zoom in to see the great detail.
|Utica Shale Production Jump
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:24 AM PDT
|What are Troglobites?
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:20 AM PDT
|Herkimer Diamond as State Mineral?
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:19 AM PDT
|Norway Oil and Gas Report
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:17 AM PDT
“Norway is an important suppler of oil and natural gas to Europe. Although Norway’s crude oil production has been declining since 2001, Norway has made several new oil field discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is focused on increasing oil recovery in producing fields. Norway’s natural gas production declined slightly in 2013 from the previous year; however, the country is the third largest natural gas exporter in the world.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration country report.
|Industrial Gas Consumers Pay Incredible Rates
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:13 AM PDT
|Recent Landslide Losses in the United States
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:10 AM PDT
|Mineral Shows: May to August
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:09 AM PDT
|World Record Fancy Diamonds
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:03 AM PDT
Some of the largest fancy diamonds in the world have been recently sold or scheduled for auction. “The Blue”, a 13.22 carat vivid blue diamond has an expected price of over $20 million will be sold next month. “The Orange”, a 14.82 carat orange diamond was sold for $35.5 million, and, the “Pink Star”, a 59.60 carat vivid pink diamond was sold for $83 million.
|Paving Roads with Old Tires?
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 04:49 AM PDT
|Rare Melt Events at High Altitude in Greenland
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 04:43 AM PDT
|The Cheetah is Not the Fastest Land Animal
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 04:41 AM PDT
|How the Mexican Earthquake Warning System Works
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 04:38 AM PDT
“Before this month’s big rumble, many Mexicans had already filed outside to await the wobble in safety, away from falling ceilings. Nowhere else in the world is able to forecast earthquakes in this way. How do the Mexicans do it?” Quoted from The Economist article.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 04:25 AM PDT
The folks at MyTopo.com are now printing TopoPhotos. They are aerial photographs with contour lines and topographic map annotations lightly superimposed. They give you the advantages of an aerial photograph but also include the elevation, road and place name details of a topographic map. You can use their website to order a TopoPhoto centered anywhere in the United States and have it printed in a variety of sizes in either landscape or portrait orientation. You can print them up to a huge 8′ x 5′ (or 5′ x 8′) in size.
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