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  • A captivating red-orange chalcedony, carnelian has garnered significance in cultures around the globe. Formed from iron impurities in the formation of chalcedony, carnelian is popular with geologists and mystics alike.

    Carnelian: Formation, Characteristics, and Folklore

    Carnelian: Formation, Characteristics, and Folklore

    by Jaime Fitzgerald0

  • To any student of geology and natural disasters, there is no way around it, the "Ring of Fire" is the most seismic active place on the planet. About 70% of the world's volcanoes and earthquakes take place here. Nonetheless, many dangerous volcanoes can be found elsewhere around the planet.

    Ten Dangerous Volcanoes Not Located on the Ring of Fire

    Ten Dangerous Volcanoes Not Located on the Ring of Fire

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Ring of Fire is a common expression applied to a geographical area bordering the Pacific Ocean. Within this "Ring of Fire" earthquakes and volcanoes are more common than any other place on the planet.

    A Few Facts About the Ring of Fire

    A Few Facts About the Ring of Fire

    by Harry Nielsen13

  • If you want to identify a mineral, you need to examine its properties. This is a guide to how scientists identify minerals by their physical properties.

    Physical Properties of Minerals

    Physical Properties of Minerals

    by Melissa Clason0

  • Where are the world's supervolcanoes? The Western United States, Italy, New Zealand, and Asia all contain volcanoes capable of catastrophic eruptions.

    Supervolcanoes Around the World

    Supervolcanoes Around the World

    by Leah Lefler68

  • This article looks at the processes by which rocks melt and the different ways they cool and solidify to form igneous rocks.

    How Do Igneous Rocks Form?

    How Do Igneous Rocks Form?

    by Melissa Clason2

  • Diamonds are very important to our society because of the meanings we attach to them. But, where do diamonds come from? They form in four ways: deep eruptions, subduction, impact, and collisions in space.

    4 Ways That Diamonds Are Formed

    4 Ways That Diamonds Are Formed

    by Melissa Clason2

  • A nineteenth century British woman with little education made some of the most important geological discoveries of her time.

    Mary Anning: Fossil Finder

    Mary Anning: Fossil Finder

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • The Taal Volcano of the Philippines is unusual in that it is a recently-developed volcano situated inside a much older supervolcano that is no longer active. This set-up is not unique in the natural world, for similar arrangements can be found at Crater Lake in the US and Lake Taupo in New Zealand.

    A Volcano Within a Volcano: Portrait of the Taal Volcano

    A Volcano Within a Volcano: Portrait of the Taal Volcano

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • Scientists say that Eurasia and the Americas might crash into each other in the Arctic and form a new continental land mass.

    The New Supercontinent of Amasia

    The New Supercontinent of Amasia

    by Rupert Taylor1

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