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Topos and Aerials with Property Boundaries

Geology News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:05

MyTopo is now offering large-format topo maps, aerial photos and satellite images printed with property lines *. Now you can print customized maps and images with land parcels for most parts of the United States . Land boundaries provide valuable info for many people, from realtors to hunters to land surveyors and government agencies. Create a custom map with property boundaries for work or play.

Create your custom map today. Just check the box labeled “Private Property Lines” during Step 2 of the custom map process.

We are affiliates of MyTopo and receive a commission on sales.

* Actual times for private land updates may vary from county to county and are dependent on various data sources and how often they release updated information. MyTopo will release the latest info it has collected four times a year. Private property boundaries are compiled from government and other sources and should be used for reference only. These maps are not a legally recorded map or survey.

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Chrysoberyl – An Extreme Gem

Geology News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:02

Chrysoberyl is an extreme gem. At 8.5 on the Mohs Scale it is the third hardest gem mineral. Its specific gravity of 3.7 to 3.8 it is very high for a non-metallic mineral. It is the gem with the finest chatoyance (cat’s eye). Some specimens change color depending upon the type of incident light.

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Mineral Hardness Picks

Geology News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 22:05

Mineral hardness picks are pencil-like tools that have points made from materials that match the hardness of minerals in the Mohs Hardness Scale. With them you can easily test the hardness of mineral grains in a rock and test the hardness of small-size specimens. In our opinion they are easier to use than pieces of minerals and allow you to obtain more accurate results. They also do not contaminate your specimen with particles of the hardness mineral.

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August 4, 2015

Geology News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 22:10

Florida’s African Connection
Florida Geological Survey

Florida Geothermal Data Online
Florida Geological Survey

Oil Exploration Around Florida Everglades
NewsOK.com

Alrosa to Mine Diamonds Underground at Udachnaya
Mining.com

Piton de la Fournaise Erupting on Reunion Island, Indian Ocean.
U.S. News and World Report

Research Expedition to the Most Active Underwater Volcano In Caribbean.
Rhode Island Public Radio

Using Natural Gas to Make Fertilizer
A pedestrian use of this resource, but definitely better than flaring.
Energy Information Administration

What Will Temperatures Be Like in 2100?
American Geophysical Union on YouTube

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What Your Homeowner’s Insurance Does Not Cover

Geology News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 22:15

Most homeowners insurance policies have exclusions that make them worthless when the home is damaged by common geologic problems such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, mine subsidence, cavern collapse and expansive soils. When a home is damaged the homeowner often is surprised that his “all perils” policy has these exclusions.

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August 3, 2015

Geology News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:00

Glaciers of Frozen Nitrogen, Methane and Carbon Monoxide on Pluto
The Sydney Morning Herald

What is a Glacier?
Geology.com

Greenland’s Undercut Glaciers Melting Faster than Thought
NASA

U.S. Domestic Oil: A Mindshift from “Exploring for Oil” to “Manufacturing Oil”
Forbes

Utah: Canadian-Owned Oil Sands Mine Almost Ready to Produce
Mining.com

Mine Closings and 30,000 Job Cuts in Australia
Mining.com

The World’s Highest Grade Gold Mines
Mining.com

A Place to Stand: e-Infrastructures and Data Management for Global Change Research
Belmont Forum
This final Community Strategy and Implementation Plan consists of a set of recommendations on how the Belmont Forum can leverage existing resources and investments to foster a more coordinated, holistic, and sustainable approach to the funding and support of global environmental change research.
NSF Antarctic Ice Core Research

Palouse Falls and the Palouse River Canyon – Ice Age Floods Features
HugeFloods on YouTube

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