Monthly Archives: July 2018

underthescopemineral: Vauquelinite Locality: Berezovskoe Au…

underthescopemineral: Vauquelinite Locality: Berezovskoe Au Deposit (Berezovsk Mines), Berezovskii (Berezovskii Zavod), Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast’, Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia Dark olive-green Vauquelinite Andreas Schloth’s Photo Geology Nerd

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Homo sapiens developed a new ecological niche that separated it from other hominins

A review of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental datasets relating to Middle and Late Pleistocene hominin dispersals within and beyond Africa demonstrates unique environmental settings and adaptations for Homo sapiens relative to other hominins. Our species’ ability to occupy diverse and ‘extreme’ … Continue reading

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Carbon ‘leak’ may have warmed the planet for 11,000 years, encouraging human civilization

The oceans lock away atmospheric carbon dioxide, but a ‘leak’ in the Southern Ocean brings the greenhouse gas back into the atmosphere. An international research team looked at minute nitrogen concentrations embedded in diatoms, forams and corals to identify an … Continue reading

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New model reveals rips in Earth’s mantle layer below southern Tibet

Seismic waves are helping researchers uncover the mysterious subsurface history of the Tibetan Plateau, possibly lending insight to future earthquake activity in the region. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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underthescopemineral: Schröckingerite Locality: Svornost Mine,…

underthescopemineral: Schröckingerite Locality: Svornost Mine, Jáchymov, Jáchymov District, Krušné Hory Mts, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic An aggregate of quite large transparent crystals of schröckingerite. Travis Olds’ Photo Geology Nerd

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Easy-Bake fossils

Scientists have discovered a new way to simulate the fossilization process in a lab in about 24 hours. They take materials like feathers, lizard feet, and leaves and cook them in a lab oven under heat and pressure conditions that … Continue reading

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hematitehearts: Rhombs of Rhodochrosite with Quartz &…

hematitehearts: Rhombs of Rhodochrosite with Quartz & Tetrahedrites Locality:  Rob’s Pocket, Mini-King Raise, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado. Geology Nerd

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eyesaremosaics:Pyritized Rose Quartz

eyesaremosaics: Pyritized Rose Quartz Geology Nerd

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eyesaremosaics:Pink Danburite crystals with yellow Calcite -…

eyesaremosaics: Pink Danburite crystals with yellow Calcite – Mexico Geology Nerd

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underthescopemineral: Proustite Locality: San Genaro Mine,…

underthescopemineral: Proustite Locality: San Genaro Mine, Castrovirreyna District, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru Two proustite crystals in a quartz vug. The largest crystal presents very bright red color and a translucency. Gianfranco Ciccolini’s Photo Geology Nerd

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