Monthly Archives: March 2017

The final ‘caimans’ dwelling in Spain

Sixteen million years in the past, the reptile Diplocynodon ratelii lived in wooded ecosystems among the many lakes and swimming pools of what we all know immediately as Catalonia (Spain). Fossils discovered on the Els Casots website within the Vallès-Penedès … Continue reading

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bijoux-et-mineraux: Smoky Alligator Quartz – Divino das…

bijoux-et-mineraux: Smoky Alligator Quartz – Divino das Laranjeires, Minas Gerais, Brazil Geology Nerd

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See the World’s Largest Assortment of Fluorescent Rocks

 Contained in the Rainbow Tunnel. Credit score: Jeff Glover And get glowing on this mine’s Rainbow Tunnel In a New Jersey mine spanning 2,670 vertical ft—greater than twice as deep because the Empire State Constructing is tall—guests may discover just … Continue reading

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earthstory: Galena on quartz. This gray sulphide is probably the most…

earthstory: Galena on quartz. This gray sulphide is the most typical supply of lead, often discovered as plain gray veins or lumps. Typically although, a stunning museum grade specimen emerges from the Earth to please our eyes. It typically accommodates … Continue reading

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New dinosaur species sheds mild on evolution, supplies facial makeover for tyrannosaurs

Scientists have found a brand new relative of T. rex that’s the geologically youngest species of the lineage referred to as Daspletosaurus, the ‘frightful lizards’. The brand new species of dinosaur, Daspletosaurus horneri, advanced immediately from its geologically older relative, … Continue reading

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underthescopemineral: Minrecordite,…

underthescopemineral: Minrecordite, Dioptase CaZn(COthree)2, CuSiOthree·H2O Locality: Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia Subject of View: three.9 mm Colorless to white minrecordite on dioptase.  Doug Merson photograph and assortment. Minrecordite  types in oxidation zones  secondary mineral in carbonate-hosted … Continue reading

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Male or feminine? Scientist challenges proof of intercourse variations amongst dinosaurs

A paleontologist is countering many years of research that assert that some dinosaurs could be recognized as male or feminine based mostly on the styles and sizes of their bones. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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New analysis disproves widespread assumption on cranial joints of alligators, birds, dinosaurs

Though alligators, birds and dinosaurs have an analogous cranium-joint form, this doesn’t assure that their actions are the identical. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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bijoux-et-mineraux: Topaz –  Betafo District,…

bijoux-et-mineraux: Topaz –  Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Area, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar Geology Nerd

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World’s largest dinosaur footprint present in ‘Australia’s Jurassic Park’

Richard Hunter and a sauropod monitor within the Walmadany space within the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia CREDIT: DAMIAN KELLY The world’s largest dinosaur footprint has been found in northwestern Australia, measuring at almost 5 ft 9 inches (1.seventy five meters), … Continue reading

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