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Finding Geodes in the Midwest

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:27 AM PDT

Where To Find Rocks is a website that consists of field guides for rock and mineral collecting. They have a new report on finding Geodes in the Midwest. You might be surprised to see the interesting geodes that they found.

Undiscovered Copper Resources

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:22 AM PDT

“Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated a mean of 3,500 million metric tons of undiscovered copper among 225 tracts around the world.” Quoted from the USGS fact sheet.

USGS Shale Gas in India Report

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:18 AM PDT

The United States Geological Survey has published: Assessment of Potential Shale Oil and Tight Sandstone Gas Resources of the Assam, Bombay, Cauvery, and Krishna-Godavari Provinces, India, 2013

Methane Release Associated with Natural Gas

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:13 AM PDT

An article in the National Journal considers methane emissions from various points in the natural gas production, processing and distribution process. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the amount being released is difficult to determine.

1 Billion Barrels of Bakken

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:08 AM PDT

Production from the Bakken Formation for the first quarter of 2014 was over 1 billion barrels of crude oil. Over 850 million were produced in North Dakota and over 150 million were produce in Montana.

BP Quits the Utica

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:08 AM PDT

If you are reading the news you probably have seen some articles gushing about the great results coming out of the Utica Shale in Ohio. BP is taking a $1/2 billion writedown and leaving the play.

Related: Drilling Density in the Utica Shale

Mexico Oil and Gas Report

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:06 AM PDT

Mexico is one of the 10 largest oil producers in the world, the third-largest in the Americas after the United States and Canada, and an important partner in the U.S. energy trade.

Floods and Landslides in Baltimore and NYC

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:55 AM PDT

The Weather Channel has a video and information about landslides that occurred in Baltimore and New York City. Scroll down below the video to see more photos.

Severe Flooding Photos from Florida

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:55 AM PDT

Parts of the Florida panhandle recently received up to 20 inches of rain which caused severe flooding and erosion. The photos clearly illustrate why you don’t want to drive on flooded roads.

Oil and Gas from Shale in New Mexico

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:46 AM PDT

The Spring 2014 issue of Lite Geology has articles related to the development of oil and gas from shale in New Mexico. Articles include:

* New Technologies in the Oil and Gas Industry

* Economic Benefits and the Future of Oil and Gas in New Mexico

Behavior of Hawaiian Volcanoes

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:45 AM PDT

Why do Hawaiian volcanoes sometimes produce gentle lava flows and at other times produce lava fountains? An article on BBC.com suggests why.

Solar Eclipse Over Australia

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:40 AM PDT

On April 29th “skywatchers down under viewed the first solar eclipse of 2014, as the moon covered about two thirds of the sun.” From the Christian Science Monitor.

Late Paleoindian-Early Archaic Hunting Site on the Floor of Lake Huron

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:34 AM PDT

Over 100 feet below the surface of Lake Huron, long lines of stones stand as evidence that ancient hunters drove caribou into corrals, revealing that the hunters understood their prey well enough to predict their behavior.

Wall Maps of US States

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:25 AM PDT

Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.

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