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Category Archives: Geology

The Bornite Identity

Movie puns are obviously the best way to start the week. Well, second best. The best way to kick off this week is Mineral Monday. Bornite is commonly known as Peacock ore, for obvious reasons. The bright iridescence of Bornite (Cu5FeS4) is actually a tarnish on the surface of the mineral. If you cut into […]

Geology Shutdown

Well, the big news of today is the shutdown. Unfortunately for the internet, today is also the day that I decided to explore using Storify. This is one of the results:   [View the story “Geology Shutdown” on Storify]

Field Day Friday: Mammoth Cave

It’s been one of those weeks. One of those terrible, awful weeks that everyone just wants to be over and done with. One of those weeks where yes, thank you, I really would prefer to go hide in a cave somewhere rather than stay compulsively glued to the news. This week, my daydream rock-related getaway […]

Barchans on Mars

 Review Android Smartphone Barchan Dune in Namibia Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Sand dunes are basically mobile piles of millions of tiny bits of rock, sculpted by the wind into fantastic shapes. One of the coolest shapes is today’s weekly geology word, barchan. The Encyclopedia Britannica has the following definition: barchan: also spelled Barkhan,  crescent-shaped sand dune produced by […]

Another Earthquake in Iran, 600-year-old Murder Mystery, and Armor Piercing Cannonballs

  A Scottish Crannog Photo Credit, MB Griggs Today, the news is rightfully dominated by the marathon bombings in Boston, but while we’re mourning, reading about news in other parts of the world might be a helpful distraction. Here’s your weekly round-up of rock-related news.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Geology For the second […]