Geology News

Jan 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A golf-ball sized chunk of rock with at least 30,000 diamonds has been found in the Udachnaya diamond mine in Yakutia, according to a team of scientists led by Prof Larry Taylor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Rare diamondiferous peridotite from the Udachnaya diamond mine. Image credit: Lawrence Taylor. “It is a wonder why this rock has more than 30,000 colorless, octahedral micro-diamonds – all 10 to 700 micron in size, many...

Dec 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A massive volcanic eruption in what is now India about 250,000 years before the cataclysmic Chicxulub asteroid impact may have played a role in the extinction...

Oct 31, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of researchers led by Dr Brian Monteleone of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Earth’s oceans have likely existed since...

Aug 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study led by Dr Joanne Whittaker of the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, the Australia’s...

Jun 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists at Monash University have announced the discovery of three previously unrecorded ancient volcanoes in the Hamilton area of the Newer Volcanics...

Jun 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new mineral, believed to be the most abundant on our planet, has been named after U.S. physicist Percy Williams Bridgman (1882 – 1961), who won the...

Jun 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers from Canada has announced the discovery of the Earth’s highest latitude perennial spring, located in the polar desert of the Canadian...

May 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Geologists from France and the United States have discovered that the island of O’ahu consists of three major volcanoes, not two, as previously thought. This...

May 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists from Alberta Geological Survey and the University of Alberta have discovered an 8 km wide bowl-shaped impact crater near Bow City in southern...