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Last September, my report on a day out in Java was illustrated with the output from my new Sony a55 digital SLR camera (although strictly, it’s not an SLR because it uses Sony’s remarkable translucent mirror technology) – it’s
Katla volcano in Iceland has been showing more harmonic tremor pulses as well as minor earthquake swarms within the caldera. This has been typical of Katla for almost a year now ever since it's very minor eruption in mid 2011. Icelandic scientists [...]
Rick Santorum could conceivably be the next president. I hope not, but it is not my choice. I would prefer Ron Paul; at least I agree with him fifty percent of the time. Santorum may have a father, or was it grandfather who was miner. But I [...]
The cost to attend the South African Mining Indaba was R12,000. So there was another meeting called Alternative Mining Indaba. A report on that conference is at this link. The report is long and convoluted. I have difficulty in working out [...]
New M.A.G.I.C. GigaPans are shown of two connected Hawaiian samples: one an igneous rock, one a loose beach sand.
How could thematically-linked images like these be used to further geoscience education?
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Science, as a process, promotes an adversarial system. A scientist poses an hypothesis from an observation, then attempts to refute this hypothesis through further observations arrived at from experimentation and testing, and poses a further [...]
Sand gehört in unseren Breiten zu den recht häufig vorkommenden Gesteinen, und bei zunehmender Reife des Sediments (sprich: im Laufe der Verwitterung) nimmt der Anteil an Quarz immer mehr zu, denn Quarz ist unter den häufigen [...]
They say the first step in addiction is to admit it. Okay, ... [ continue
Here is one way to make money from mining that I have not hitherto thought of: do what Rick Santorum did. It is described in a report at this link thus: Santorum did not register as a lobbyist, but he aided corporate and other interests as a [...]
Today at 13:28 UTC there was an ML3.3 earthquake in Tenerife volcano. The depth of this earthquake was at 31 km depth. But I do not know if this earthquake was felt, so far nothing suggests it. But this is … Continue reading