Monthly Archive: May 2013

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Its Dune Time!!

Here are some amazing pictures of Sam Dune Field in Rajasthan. Enjoy.Dunes are the accumulation of sand or loose sediments that are formed due to aeolian processes.   Geology Freak by Abhishek Tiwari is licensed under a Creative...

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Iron Duricrust with Lisangang structures

A Duricrust means Hard crust (Latin, Duri= Hard ). Duricrusts are surface or near-surface of the Earth consisting of a hardened accumulation of silica (SiO2), alumina (Al2O3), and iron oxide (Fe2O3), in varying proportions.  The...

“Pterosaurs – The Flying Reptiles” – at Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India 0

“Pterosaurs – The Flying Reptiles” – at Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India

“Pterosaurs – The Flying Reptiles” – these were the first creatures other than insects to successfully populate and rule the skies. They range from late triassic to upper cretaceous. Their advanced forms are seen...

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – at Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India 0

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – at Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – in early cretaceous time (about 140 m.y.) Diplodocoids and Brachiosaurs were declining. However, this didn’t mean that sauropods as a whole were destined for early extinction; an offshoot...

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – at Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India 0

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – at Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India

“Titanosaurus – the last sauropod” – in early cretaceous time (about 140 m.y.) Diplodocoids and Brachiosaurs were declining. However, this didn’t mean that sauropods as a whole were destined for early extinction; an offshoot...

Abelisaurus – “Abel’s lizard” – at Balasinor jurassic park, Gujarat, India 0

Abelisaurus – “Abel’s lizard” – at Balasinor jurassic park, Gujarat, India

Abelisaurus – “Abel’s lizard” (so named because it was discovered by the Argentinian paleontologist Roberto Abel) is known by only a single skull. The one odd feature of Abelisaurus (at least, the one that...

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Beautiful Boudins – At Desuri Ghat

These boudins are seen in the Desuri Ghat section. These photos were taken in January when i was doing fieldwork  in Rajasthan. These boudins have formed in the Delhi Supergroup of rocks. Photographs owned by Abhishek...