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Bismuth | #Geology #GeologyPage #Mineral

Formula: Bi
System: Trigonal
Lustre: Metallic
Hardness: 2 – 2½
Locality: Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Name Origin: Probably from the Arabic bi ismid, meaning having the properties of antimony.

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Crinoid Fossils | #Geology #GeologyPage #Fossil

Spectacular Macrocrinus & Actinocrinites Association

Locality: Witherspoon Quarry, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Size: Actinocrinites 2.9", Macrocrinus 3.9"

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Oil sands | #Geology #GeologyPage

Oil sands, Tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.

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Link identified between continental breakup, volcanic carbon emissions and evolution | #Geology #GeologyPage

Researchers have found that the formation and breakup of supercontinents over hundreds of millions of years controls volcanic carbon emissions.

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Amethyst on quartz | #Geology #GeologyPage #Mineral

Locality: Jackson's Crossroads, Georgia, USA

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Tourmaline with Smoky Quartz | #Geology #GeologyPage #Mineral

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How did plesiosaurs swim with such long necks? | #Geology #GeologyPage

When dinosaurs ruled the land, plesiosaurs ruled the oceans. Famous for their incredibly long necks – some of which were up to 7 metres long – plesiosaurs have remained an evolutionary mystery for hundreds of years.

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Hvítserkur, Iceland | #Geology #GeoloyPage #Iceland

Dragon drinking from the water !!

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Researchers discover hottest lavas that erupted in past 2.5 billion years | #Geology #GeologyPage

An international team of researchers led by geoscientists with the Virginia Tech College of Science recently discovered that deep portions of Earth’s mantle might be as hot as it was more than 2.5 billion years ago.

Read more : http://www.geologypage.com/2017/05/researchers-discover-hottest-lavas-erupted-past-2-5-billion-years.html
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