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.
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.
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.
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.
Land subsidence caused by groundwater withdrawal poses a significant threat to governments, businesses, and the general public.
Where are the world's supervolcanoes? The Western United States, Italy, New Zealand, and Asia all contain volcanoes capable of catastrophic eruptions.
Unique and rare Septarian brown stones among other types are found along a narrow stretch of Lake Michigan shorelines. Find out the one other place in the world they can be found.
This article looks at the processes by which rocks melt and the different ways they cool and solidify to form igneous rocks.
To determine the relative ages of rock units and create a timeline for geologic events in an area, geologists follow five key principles of relative dating.
This is a brief description of the structure of planet earth, written specifically to help educate curious children.
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.
What are the most dreadful earthquakes of India. Below is the list of biggest earthquakes of India with images.
A nineteenth century British woman with little education made some of the most important geological discoveries of her time.
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the Philippines is unusual in that it is a recently-developed volcano situated inside a much older supervolcano that is no longer active.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.
Mud is a versatile and interesting material. It's useful for both animals and humans. It can also be dangerous, especially in the form of mud volcanoes and mudflows.