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Monster meteorite found in Texas

This view of the 760-pound meteorite shows relatively fresh fusion crust from melting of the outer millimeter or two of the meteoroid during its heated passage through Earth’s atmosphere. You can also see lots of thumbprints or regmaglypts (left side), … Continue reading

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‘Groundbreaking’ Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Wastewater Injection From Fracking

Earthquakes in Texas in November 2014.NBC Dallas-Fort Worth Wastewater Disposal Cause East Texas’ Biggest Earthquake Series of Texas quakes likely triggered by oil and gas industry activity  Wastewater injections cause human-made earthquakes, but the risk can be reduced Injecting wastewater … Continue reading

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Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing—as new ones lurk

 Measurements from satellite radar images of two giant West Texas sinkholes (dark black areas) shows the ground around them is sinking, including indications a potential new sinkhole is developing. The rates of east-west deformation of the ground (cm/year) are indicated … Continue reading

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Early armored dino from Texas lacked cousin’s club-tail weapon, but had a nose for danger

Well-known armored dinosaur Ankylosaurus is famous for a hard knobby layer of bone across its back and a football-sized club on its tail for wielding against meat-eating enemies. read more (e) Science News – Paleontology & Archaeology

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Early armored dinosaur from Texas lacked cousin’s club-tail weapon, but had a nose for danger

First-ever CT scans of the early armored dinosaur Pawpawsaurus campbelli reveal that although the Texas dino lacked its cousin’s club-tail it had a sharp nose for danger. A relative of Ankylosaurus, Pawpawsaurus’s saving grace from predators may have been an … Continue reading

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Ancient lone star lizard lounged in lush, tropical Texas

Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the ‘Lone Star’ lizard. The species — the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas — offers evidence that Texas acted as a … Continue reading

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Ancient lone star lizard lounged in lush, tropical Texas

Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the “Lone Star” lizard. The species — the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas — offers evidence that Texas acted as a … Continue reading

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Re: Texas mystery item

Selenite lives!! You crack me up Pedro…. See you in February, eh? And you too, John. Ed in Kingman FMF – Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board

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Re: Texas mystery item

It has been about 35 years since I have been to the area where these were found. Looks like I might need to go back and see if there are more. This house was on the lake so it could … Continue reading

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Re: Texas mystry item

Crinoids are natural to the area. When I was taking Geology at Tarleton we took a field trip there to collect them. Dale FMF – Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board

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