Monthly Archives: September 2010

Types of Volcanic Eruptions

Volcanic Eruptions – The most common type of volcanic eruption occurs when magma is released from a volcanic vent. Eruptions can be effusive, where lava flows like a thick, sticky liquid, or explosive, where fragmented lava explodes out of a … Continue reading

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China Becoming a Monopoly?

It was recently found that China contain produces 97% of the worlds rare earth oxides. While these elements can be found all around the world, it is China that dominates all the other countries in producing theses rare earth oxides. … Continue reading

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Is Our Drinking Water Safe?

I was checking out the USGS website for News Releases today and found yet another interesting article titled Elevated Nitrogen and Phosphorus Still Widespread in much of the Nation’s Streams and Groundwater.  It seems that Neil Dubrovsky and Kara Capelli … Continue reading

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Who Wants to be a Geologist!

What’s a blog on Geology without… a Geologists career profile! Whether your taking Geology as your lab science or for your major it is always a good idea to keep your doors open when considering your plans post secondary education. … Continue reading

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Ozone layer as good as new?

According to a new report for UN, the ozone layer will be as good as new again in 2060. The scientists behind the report say that the reason for this positive news is the Montreal Protocol, which they describe as … Continue reading

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Gold Prospecting

As I was searching for a new idea to write for my blog, I came across a heading for the price of gold.  It revealed to me that the price of gold was at an all new record of $1301 … Continue reading

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I was reading this article about newly found fossils that was very interesting. It was said that eight new kinds of animals from the Cambrian era were discovered near the famous Burgess Shale of Canada. This is such a great … Continue reading

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