Author: Abhishek Tiwari

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Sedimentary Basins of India

Sedimentary Basins of India and Categories depending on the oil bearing capacities The existing 26 Sedimentary Basins have an area of approximately 3.14 million Sq. Kms. The sedimentary basins of the country have been...

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Malani Rhyolites

The late Proterozoic Malani bimodal volcanics constitute the largest suite of anorogenic acid volcanics in India. The volcanism took place during 745±10 Ma ago, succeeding the granitic activity of Abu pluton and ceased before...

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Visit to Balasinor Jurassic Park, Gujarat, India

Rayoli, Balasinor is home to one of the largest dinosaur remains in the world. Balasinor is around an hour drive from Ahmedabad and Vadodara. Located in the state of Gujarat, it is named as “India’s...

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Spinifex Texture

The distinctive spinifex texture is formed by skeletal, platy, or acicular crystals of olivine, orthopyroxene, or clinopyroxene, or their pseudomorphs in ultramafic and mafic lavas or silicate-rich furnace slag. In lavas, these crystals form...

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Fairy Chimney Formations in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Ever heard of Fairy Chimney Formations? It may sound like a mystical formation but fortunately, it’s not. You can find them in the Cappadocia region in Central Anatolia of Turkey. Cappadocia lies in central Anatolia, in...

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Why is the ocean salty?

The Oceans are saline because of constant weathering of continental rocks by chemical and physical processes and dissolution of rocks over millions and millions of years. These rocks are degraded into their elemental constituents...

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A 6.2 earthquake rattles Italy

Search and rescue crews are using whatever they can to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble early today. The death toll stood at 120, but...