Category Archives: rocks & minerals

Standing up for serpentinite

The presence of serpentinite is like a big red flag telling geologists “interesting tectonic stuff here!”. But in California, that might not be the only red flag that you will be seeing in the future, if the state government have their way. Continue reading

Categories: antiscience, geology, public science, rocks & minerals, science education

2 concordant zircons

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love sent to me…
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Categories: geology, rocks & minerals

Earth Science Week Challenge Day 4: Rocks rocks rocks

Will the geoblog readers put rocks in elementary kids’ stockings?
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Categories: by Anne, rocks & minerals, science education

Lots of oxygen on the Archean Earth?

New evidence for the early evolution of photosynthesis: was the early Earth really as oxygen-free as we think it was?
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Categories: Archean, geochemistry, geology, paper reviews, past worlds, rocks & minerals

50 minerals to see before you die

I’m not sure I’m really wise in jumping on this meme (started by Chuck and taken up by Hypocentre, Silver Fox and Callan), because I have a feeling I’m going to end up feeling a little inadequate; my heavy does … Continue reading

Categories: geology, rocks & minerals