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How Geology Affects the Taste and Attributes of Beer

Wine lovers have long known that the terroir, or soil and climate conditions in which grapes are grown, has a powerful effect on the final taste of the wine. Terroir gives wines produced in different places unique attributes, even [...]

By | April 30th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

Evidence of vast quantities of water inside Earth

In Jules Verne's science fiction novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth, an intrepid group of explorers descends deep into a system of caves purported to lead to the center of the earth. To their surprise, they emerge on [...]

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

When the Continents Began to Break Apart

If things had been a little different, West Africa would currently be on the other side of the Atlantic. That's the startling conclusion of a recently completed study of the West Africa Rift Zone, a subsurface rift structure that [...]

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

The Process of Assaying

One of the most important steps to exploring for minerals is assaying ore bodies in the area of interest. The word "assay" comes from the Anglo-French word assai, which means "a trial" or "a test of character."  And that [...]

By | April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Mining|

The Many Uses of Silver

There's nothing better than an infographic to get us thinking about how important minerals are to modern civilization. The focus in this post? Silver. Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.   [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|Categories: Mining|

Discoverer® now with a limited lifetime warranty, a world first for Core Trays

  HEADING - DISCOVERER® NOW WITH A LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY, A WORLD FIRST FOR CORE TRAYS   PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION Yandina Plastics Pty Ltd is the proud manufacturers of the Discoverer® core tray in Australia. Director Tanju Kadir says “This [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Record for the Oldest Know Piece of Earth

The record for the oldest solid piece of earth has been shattered by a tiny zircon crystal found on a sheep ranch in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia, about 800 km north of Perth (see the full story [...]

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

Measuring and Recording Structures in Core

Once the basic structural characteristics of a diamond drilling core have been determined, it's time to make some detailed measurements. A statistically robust quantification of the structural characteristics of a core allows for the development of 3d geologic models [...]

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

Recognizing and Interpreting Structures in Core

Once diamond drilling cores have been recovered, cataloged, and stored safely in core boxes, the work of describing the cores begins. One important part of this work is the description and measurement of geologic structures. Structures such as faults and cleavage planes serve as [...]

By | February 27th, 2014|Categories: Geology|

The Importance of Core Handling

Diamond drilling cores are an important investment for any mining company. The main advantage of the cores is that they provide a continuous, unbroken sample of the rock unit being drilled. This continuous sample allows geologists to examine small [...]

By | February 19th, 2014|Categories: Geology|