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First shale core samples drilled by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Drilling began last week at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology for the first shale samples to be analysed in a range of advanced laboratory tests that could ultimately lead to enhanced energy production, carbon dioxide sequestration, underground hydrocarbon storage and waste disposal. read more »
Newly-discovered mineral is 'completely unique and unrelated to anything'
Monday, April 28, 2014
A researcher has discovered a mineral from Western Australia that is unique and doesn't appear to be related to any other mineral family. read more »
Scientists find 'easy' way to extract rare earths from seafloor
Monday, April 21, 2014
While economists and geologists worry the world's supply of rare earth metals will soon be outpaced by demand, a team of German geochemists has found a way to easily extract them from the vast deposits lying under the sea. read more »
Exploration of scarce minerals top priority of Geological Survey of India's mission II
Monday, April 14, 2014
India imports a number of minerals like phosphates, tungsten, potash, gold and platinum every year. Keeping the ever increasing demand in mind, the national mission II on natural resource management (NRM) of Geological Survey of India (GSI) will now take up exploration of these minerals on domestic front as one of the priority area besides looking for rare earth elements (REE). read more »
Deep Earth has oceans' worth of water, $10 diamond reveals
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A dirty, $10 diamond with a prize inside has helped reveal that there are vast quantities of water stored deep inside the Earth. The diamond formed in the "transition zone" around 410 to 660 kilometres below our planet's surface. read more »


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