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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

Geologists confirm oxygen levels of ancient oceans | Geology | Scoop.it
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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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First 3D Egg Fossils Of Ancient Flying Reptiles Found In China

First 3D Egg Fossils Of Ancient Flying Reptiles Found In China | Geology | Scoop.it
Raw Story First 3D Egg Fossils Of Ancient Flying Reptiles Found In China Huffington Post Five intact eggs were found, along with dozens or more adult fossils, of a new type of pterosaur, a group of prehistoric winged reptiles that dominated the...
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New Fossil Bug Species Found in 45-Million-Year-Old Baltic Amber

New Fossil Bug Species Found in 45-Million-Year-Old Baltic Amber | Geology | Scoop.it
Dr Ernst Heiss from the Tiroler Landesmuseum in Innsbruck, Austria, has described a new extinct species of flat bug. Aradus macrosomus, a 9.2-mm-long female, in dorsal and ventral view. Image credit: Ernst Heiss.
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Fossils Embedded In Ohioan Millstones Confirm French Origination

Fossils Embedded In Ohioan Millstones Confirm French Origination | Geology | Scoop.it
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The research, led by paleontologist Dr. Joseph Hannibal of Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is published in the Society for Sedimentary Geology journal PALAIOS.
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11-Million-Year-Old Weird Worm Lizard Discovered

11-Million-Year-Old Weird Worm Lizard Discovered | Geology | Scoop.it
11-Million-Year-Old Weird Worm Lizard Discovered
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The new skull was found in sediments excavated in 2011 in the Vallès-Penedès Basin in Spain's Catalonia region.
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Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters

Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters | Geology | Scoop.it
The animal, a tentacled polyp called protulophila, forms colonies inside sea worms and first appeared in the fossil record about 170 million years ago in Europe and the Middle East, government marine agency NIWA said.
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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

Hottest lava eruption linked to growth of first continents | Geology | Scoop.it
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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
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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, 2014 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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Trace of another world found on Moon

Trace of another world found on Moon | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers find evidence of the world that crashed into Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon.
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Geological 'Grabens' in Utah Seen from Space (Photo)

Geological 'Grabens' in Utah Seen from Space (Photo) | Geology | Scoop.it
Geological 'Grabens' in Utah Seen from Space (Photo)
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Rivers and rain have since sculpted the soft sedimentary rocks of Canyonlands into the bizarre and amazing formations seen today.
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New type of rock: Plastiglomerate

New type of rock: Plastiglomerate | Geology | Scoop.it
New type of rock, conglomeration of plastic
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You could call it Metamorphic Garbage, if you were so inclined. There are two types of Plastiglomerates, as discovered by research done on Kamilo Beach in Hawaii.
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Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old 'climate archive'

Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old 'climate archive' | Geology | Scoop.it
Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old 'climate archive' Salt Lake Tribune "The unique position of the tree found in the arroyo will be of great value in helping us better understand and document past climatic and sedimentation regimes within the...
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Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval

Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval | Geology | Scoop.it
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Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval, study suggests
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From seafloor sediments drilled off Japan, the researchers analyzed the shells of plankton that lived at the surface of the ocean during the PETM.
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