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Reef fossil find sets new age limit - Phys.Org

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Reef fossil find sets new age limit
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Her supervisor, Professor Kliti Grice, says the fossil was originally a crustacean that died in the oceans around the time of the Devonian mass-extinctions (more than 360 million years ago).
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UK's complex geology will pose fracking challenge

UK's complex geology will pose fracking challenge | Geology | Scoop.it
The UK's complex geology will pose challenges for fracking companies wanting to avoid water contamination in some parts of the country, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). New maps of underground Britain ...
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Ancient water cache may be pristine primordial soup

Ancient water cache may be pristine primordial soup | Geology | Scoop.it
Ancient water cache may be pristine primordial soup New Scientist The other, which has gained popularity in recent years, is that deep-sea vents at the bottom of the ocean acted as a cradle for life, offering both heat and nutrition via fluids...
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Fossil finds in Spain point to a far more complicated Neanderthal family tree

Fossil finds in Spain point to a far more complicated Neanderthal family tree | Geology | Scoop.it
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Fossil finds in Spain point to a far more complicated Neanderthal family tree
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The fossil site, in a cave called Sima de los Huesos ("Pit of Bones"), is in a chamber at the bottom of a vertical shaft.
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Ancient flying pterosaurs mapped on Google Earth

Ancient flying pterosaurs mapped on Google Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
"Please wait while the specimens load," flashes the database,
before the Google Maps plugin is splattered with winged lizards.
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Oldest biodiversity found in Gabonese marine ecosystem

Oldest biodiversity found in Gabonese marine ecosystem | Geology | Scoop.it
Oldest biodiversity found in Gabonese marine ecosystem Phys.Org Researchers from the CNRS and the Université de Poitiers, working in collaboration with teams from the Université de Lille 1, Université de Rennes 1, the French National History Museum...
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Researchers develop a geothermometer for methane formation

Researchers develop a geothermometer for methane formation | Geology | Scoop.it
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Study: the Greenland ice sheet collapsed 400,000 years ago

Study: the Greenland ice sheet collapsed 400,000 years ago | Geology | Scoop.it
From Oregon State University Study links Greenland ice sheet collapse, sea level rise 400,000 years ago CORVALLIS, Ore.
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Climate change to impact even deep-ocean ecosystems, scientists say

Climate change to impact even deep-ocean ecosystems, scientists say | Geology | Scoop.it
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Climate change to impact even deep-ocean ecosystems, scientists say
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In shallow waters, waves mix the sediments of different ages together.
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Iron-reducing bacteria could detoxify chromium

Iron-reducing bacteria could detoxify chromium | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Iron-reducing bacteria could detoxify chromium Phys.Org Taken together, the findings suggest that in-situ stimulation of iron-reducing bacteria in iron-bearing clay minerals widely distributed in soils and sediments at contaminated sites...
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Antarctic tardigrade species resembles prehistoric forebears

Antarctic tardigrade species resembles prehistoric forebears | Geology | Scoop.it
Polar biologists have discovered a new species of tardigrade,
also known as "water bears" and "moss piglets", in a crater
hollowed out by ancient glaciers in Antarctica.
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Dinos neither warm nor cold blooded

Dinos neither warm nor cold blooded | Geology | Scoop.it
A new study claims that dinosaurs fit into an intermediate class between warm and cold blooded animals, based on a survey of growth rates.
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Geologists confirm oxygen levels of ancient oceans

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Geologists confirm oxygen levels of ancient oceans
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"Iodine geochemistry enables us to constrain oxygen levels in oceans that have produced calcium carbonate minerals and fossils," says Lu, who developed the proxy.
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Tapeworm-Like Fossil Suggests Origins of Left and Right

Tapeworm-Like Fossil Suggests Origins of Left and Right | Geology | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com Tapeworm-Like Fossil Suggests Origins of Left and Right LiveScience.com A puzzling fossil find from the Ediacaran period, an era that occurred more than 500 million years ago, has scientists curious about how "bilateral" creatures...
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Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight

Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight | Geology | Scoop.it
National Geographic Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight National Geographic The new Archaeopteryx fossil, says the study's senior author, Oliver Rauhut of Germany's Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology...
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These New Gravity Maps Give Us An Entirely New Understanding Of The Moon

These New Gravity Maps Give Us An Entirely New Understanding Of The Moon | Geology | Scoop.it
Business Insider Australia These New Gravity Maps Give Us An Entirely New Understanding Of The Moon Business Insider Australia Assuming the crust's density is uniform, any variations in gravity visible on the Bouguer map can be explained by...
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Ancient Arctic Sharks Survived in Brackish Water 50 Million Years Ago

Ancient Arctic Sharks Survived in Brackish Water 50 Million Years Ago | Geology | Scoop.it
Science World Report Ancient Arctic Sharks Survived in Brackish Water 50 Million Years Ago Science World Report In order to learn a bit more about the conditions in the Eocene, the researchers compared ratios of oxygen isotopes locked in ancient...
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How A Massive Oil Spill In 1969 Changed Everything

How A Massive Oil Spill In 1969 Changed Everything | Geology | Scoop.it
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How A Massive Oil Spill In 1969 Changed Everything
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The geology of the state is a full of overlapping layers from millennia of earthquakes. Public opinion on fracking is almost as geographically ...
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Extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth's crust cause tsunami earthquakes

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Neanderthals ate their veggies, their faeces reveal

Neanderthals ate their veggies, their faeces reveal | Geology | Scoop.it
Science Now Neandertals ate their veggies, their feces reveal Science Now Now, at an open-air archaeological site called El Salt in Alicante, Spain, researchers have gathered fossilized feces in the sediment where Neandertals lived at different...
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Geoscientists Without Borders helping Guatemalans monitor Pacaya volcano

Geoscientists Without Borders helping Guatemalans monitor Pacaya volcano | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Geoscientists Without Borders helping Guatemalans monitor Pacaya volcano Phys.Org Oommen just returned from Guatemala, where he, geophysicist Waite and geological engineering postdoc Escobar-Wolf met with leadership of that country's...
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Hottest lava eruption linked to growth of first continents

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Hottest lava eruption linked to growth of first continents
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The generation and evolution of the Earth's continental crust has played a fundamental role in the development of the planet.
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Herpetocetus morrowi: New Fossil Species of Dwarf Baleen Whale Discovered

Herpetocetus morrowi: New Fossil Species of Dwarf Baleen Whale Discovered | Geology | Scoop.it
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Herpetocetus morrowi: New Fossil Species of Dwarf Baleen Whale Discovered
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A new species of diminutive baleen whale that lived between 3.5 and 2.5 million years ago (Late Pliocene) has been described by U.S.
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New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates

New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates | Geology | Scoop.it
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New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates
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Fish fossils from the Cambrian period are very rare and usually poorly preserved.
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Earth and Moon 60 million years older than thought

Earth and Moon 60 million years older than thought | Geology | Scoop.it
Sen - Space exploration network Earth and Moon 60 million years older than thought Sen - Space exploration network The absence of these dark lava plains, due to a difference in crustal thickness between the side of the Moon we see and the hidden...
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True Gold Continues to Expand the Karma Gold Project

True Gold Continues to Expand the Karma Gold Project | Geology | Scoop.it
Geology for Investors
True Gold Continues to Expand the Karma Gold Project
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This helps the geologist draw a rough picture of the deposit at the surface.
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YEC Geo's curator insight, June 11, 9:24 AM

A fascinating site aimed at laymen that gives a great background on mining geology and some of the world's most interesting deposits.

 

The article linked to here gives background on the emplacement of a gold ore body in Burkina Faso.  Other pages include articles on exploration methods (http://www.geologyforinvestors.com/articles/exploration-methods/), drill result interpretation (http://www.geologyforinvestors.com/articles/drill-results/) and geology basics for mineral investors (http://www.geologyforinvestors.com/articles/drill-results/).

 

Well worth a visit.

 

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