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What You Should Know about the Earth's Core

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

The whole Earth on average consists of the same mixture of stuff we see elsewhere in the solar system, but the core has to be iron metal along with some nickel.



Utah Geologic Map

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Geologic map of Utah, part of a set of all 50 states. Page 44.



Petroleum in a Nutshell

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

The basics about this important geologic commodity.



Banded Iron Formation

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Banded iron formation or BIF is one of the major types of sedimentary rocks. Page 4.



Rock Gypsum

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Rock gypsum is one of the major types of sedimentary rocks. Page 20.



How to Tell Apart the Granitoid Rocks

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

How geologists sort out granite from the rocks that look like it.



Where Are the Greatest Earthquake Threats in...

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

The United Nations' global map of seismic hazard



Bauxite

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Bauxite is an uncommon but economically important sedimentary rock. Page 5.



Porcellanite

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Porcellanite is a subtle sedimentary rock type. Page 19.



Texas Geologic Map

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Geologic map of Texas, part of a set of all 50 states. Page 43.



Biotite

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Biotite is an iron-rich member of the mica minerals.



Metamorphic Rock Types

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

The major metamorphic rock types, from regional, contact and mechanical metamorphism.



The Mohs Hardness of Coins

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Experiments with using coins in your Mohs hardness kit.



Chert - Ingredients, Attributes, Meaning, and...

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

This interesting sedimentary rock has a key role in the geochemical cycle.



3 Living Fossil Plants

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

Three 'living fossils' from the plant kingdom.



The Rock-Forming Minerals

2016-12-10T11:03:02Z

A handful of very abundant minerals account for the great majority of the Earth's rocks.