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Geothermal Energy Industry Reports Sustained Growth in 2013

Of all the alternative energy sources being developed today, geothermal may be one of the least well known. As of 2011, it accounted for less than one percent of global electricity production. Despite the relative obscurity of geothermal, a quiet revolution [...]

By | August 7th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

Doggerland: A Real-World Atlantis

In 1931 a British fishing trawler named the Colinda was working in the waters of the North Sea. As the nets were pulled on board, the captain noticed several large clumps. They were pieces of peat. It wasn’t uncommon to bring [...]

By | July 29th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

The Geology and Economics of Rare Earth Elements: Part II

Welcome back to our two part series on rare earth elements. We hope you found the introduction to the uses and geology of rare earth elements in part I useful. In part two, we’ll talk a bit about the [...]

By | July 18th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

The Geology and Economics of Rare Earth Elements: Part I

An interesting infographic found below inspired me to start thinking about rare earth elements. Anyone with a stake in mining or technology has heard of, and potentially worried about the supply of, rare earth elements. We often hear that they’re vital to many [...]

By | July 10th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

Exploring the Devonian Reefs of Western Australia

One of the most unique geologic settings in Australia lies in the Kimberly Region of northern Western Australia. While most of us know Western Australia for its mineral resources, the region also contains exceptional paleontological resources. The Great Devonian [...]

By | June 25th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

The CIA, Sunken Nuclear Submarines, and Deep Sea Mining

Most new mining technology is now developed by private companies. In the realm of deep sea mining (covered in this blog post), Nautilus Minerals, inc. is currently a leader in the development of remotely operated seafloor mining technology. Although [...]

By | June 18th, 2014|Categories: Mining|

Idiwhaa Rock Provides Clues about the Formation of the Continents

Scientists working at the University of Alberta have discovered evidence that may finally provide some answers to a question that has long puzzled geologists: how did the first continents form? Before we get into the details of the study, let’s [...]

By | June 11th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

The Extra-Terrestrial Origins of Gold

Visual Capitalist, a producer of science and economics infographics, has recently published part two of a five part series on the science and economics of gold. The second part of the series, which deals with the formation of gold deposits and [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

Two Studies Cast New Light on Giant Crater

Two new studies published in the journal Geology have cast light on the mysteries of Earth’s largest and oldest known crater. The Vredefort Impact Crater, which is located in South Africa, is thought to have formed when a 10 km wide [...]

By | May 21st, 2014|Categories: Geology|

Deep Sea Mining

The oceans cover about 70% of Earth’s surface. Scientists have estimated that nearly fifty percent of the earth’s living species reside in the oceans, and 97% of the water on Earth is contained within them. Most people learn these [...]

By | May 14th, 2014|Categories: Mining|