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  • This article looks at ten sandy beaches of extraordinary colour, what they are composed of and how they are formed, with illustrations of all ten

    10 Beaches of Unusual Colour

    10 Beaches of Unusual Colour

    by Greensleeves Hubs16

  • We often forget that together the world's oceans and seas cover nearly 71% of the earth's surface. This article will help you understand this blue planet on which we live and how to navigate it.

    Oceans of  the world

    Oceans of the world

    by livingsta12

  • Our world is filled a multitude of geologic hazards that can cause extensive property damage and even loss of human life. Mass wasting is one of those hazards that can be avoided or mitigated if you are prepared. Learn about the different types of mass wasting and what causes them.

    Geologic Hazards: What You Need to Know About Mass Wasting

    Geologic Hazards: What You Need to Know About Mass Wasting

    by CWanamaker2

  • Volcanoes are fascinating and sometimes terrifying natural events that occur at many places around the world. Understanding the science behind the creation and eruption of a volcano can better help us comprehend both the detrimental and beneficial effects that volcanic activity can bring.

    Volcanoes 101

    Volcanoes 101

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • There is a small village in Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert called Derweze (AKA Darvaza). Four miles away is a burning crater called the Gates of Hell.

    Turkmenistan's Burning Gates of Hell

    Turkmenistan's Burning Gates of Hell

    by David Hunt32

  • The ocean hides its beast well. And one such behemoth are the guyots. So what are they and what do they mean to science?

    Guyot, the Mountain Under the Sea

    Guyot, the Mountain Under the Sea

    by Dean Traylor3

  • Volcanic vents are fractures on the summit of a volcano through where lava is ejected. There are various types of volcanic vents; however, all vents connect the magma chamber, which is a pool of hot molten rock, to the vent on top of a volcano.

    Types of Volcanic Vents

    Types of Volcanic Vents

    by Jose Juan Gutierrez1

  • Colombia lies in the "Ring of Fire," an area of seismic instability that surrounds the Pacific Basin and is subject to frequent volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The country's most notable surface feature is the Andes mountain system

    Physical Features and Natural Resources of Colombia

    Physical Features and Natural Resources of Colombia

    by whyjoker0

  • 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 Nielsen8

  • Fool's Gold, chemical name pyrite, is a puzzling mineral that has baffled gold prospectors for centuries. This article details the differences between pyrite and true gold and explains why the humble rock isn't nearly as valuable as its golden lookalike.

    What Is Fool's Gold?

    What Is Fool's Gold?

    by K S Lane5

  • The tallest and longest mountain ranges, with pictures. The world's tallest mountains are in central Asia; the world's longest ranges are on other continents. Geology of mountain ranges.

    Top 10 Mountain Ranges in the World

    Top 10 Mountain Ranges in the World

    by spliffic0929

  • A major earthquake is long overdue for southern California and the devastation could potentially go beyond all predictions and result in a large swath of America becoming a radioactive wasteland.

    San Andreas Fault: The End Is Nigh

    San Andreas Fault: The End Is Nigh

    by Lloyd Busch1

  • Volcanoes are natural features of the Earth's lanscape. Volcanoes form from the natural internal forces acting inside the Earth. Mos volcanoes form at the boundaries of tectonic plates either in the ocean or on land. Others may form away from the boundaries of plate tectonics; however all volcanoes are formed from the natural internal energies occurring inside the planet.

    How Does a Volcano Form?

    How Does a Volcano Form?

    by Jose Juan Gutierrez11

  • 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 Clason1

  • Volcanoes come in many forms, from the steady and slow-moving basalt flows of Hawaii, to towering mountains such as Mount Fuji, to the calderas of super-volcanoes. Below are a couple that are overdue.

    Mountains of Fire & Ice: Doomsday Volcanoes

    Mountains of Fire & Ice: Doomsday Volcanoes

    by Lloyd Busch1

  • The notorious Ring of Fire, which runs all the way from New Zealand to Chile by way of the Aleutian Islands, is home to many of the most potentially destructive volcanoes on the planet.

    12 Dangerous Volcanoes Along the Ring of Fire

    12 Dangerous Volcanoes Along the Ring of Fire

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • Japanese volcanoes are as beautiful as they are deadly. Here are 7 famous Japanese volcanoes that have inspired fear and love throughout the centuries.

    7 Japanese Volcanoes to Love and Fear

    7 Japanese Volcanoes to Love and Fear

    by Kuan Leong Yong0

  • Have you ever wondered why some English place names have a strange sounding name? This article will answer why these names have come into use and why they have remained intact into the modern age.

    The Origins of English Place Names

    The Origins of English Place Names

    by Andrew Stewart4

  • Fascinating facts and photos featuring the most common and some more unusual stones found along Lake Michigan's shorelines. Including various types of basalt, septarian brown stones, limestone, granite, gabbro, diorite, gneiss, schist, sandstone, silt stone, mud stone, geodes, chalcedony and agate.

    I Found a Rock on the Beach and Wondered

    I Found a Rock on the Beach and Wondered

    by Kathi8

  • Volcanic eruptions are a stunning sight. But how do they happen? Learn more about the science of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions in this article.

    What Causes a Volcano to Erupt?

    What Causes a Volcano to Erupt?

    by Rickrideshorses55

  • For hours I've searched for the ancient, semi-precious stone that fascinates my soul. I have been told there is nothing special about the agates found on the rock banks of Mississippi, but I disagree.

    Mississippi Agates

    Mississippi Agates

    by Karli Duran27

  • Sedimentary rocks are fantastic formations that each and everyone tells an amazing history! If we know what to look for, we can read about the fascinating journey the particles in the rocks have done....

    Sedimentary Rocks Formation and Fossils!

    Sedimentary Rocks Formation and Fossils!

    by Christina Lornemark87

  • If you want to identify a mineral, there are some properties of minerals that you need to examine to narrow it down. This is a guide to how scientists identify minerals by their physical properties.

    Physical Properties of Minerals

    Physical Properties of Minerals

    by Melissa Clason0

  • This guide will teach you how to cast concrete cylinders for compressive strength testing. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C31. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.

    ASTM C31 - Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    ASTM C31 - Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    by Melissa Clason0

  • Lapidary jokes, fossicking jokes, prospecting jokes, rockhound jokes, geology jokes and many more funny jokes, puns and short tales for lapidarians, rockhounds and jewellery enthusiasts.

    Lapidary Jokes for the Discerning Rockhound

    Lapidary Jokes for the Discerning Rockhound

    by Suzanne Day15

  • An examination of the Titanic shipwreck site from a geological perspective. What been happening in the area around the shipwreck since it hit the North Atlantic ocean floor more than 100 years ago.

    A Geological Study of the Titanic Shipwreck Site

    A Geological Study of the Titanic Shipwreck Site

    by Melvin Porter9

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