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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...


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...


Geological Facts about the Mighty Himalayas

The mighty Himalayas are the astonishing mountain ranges in Asia. The points below are the facts provide some out of the ordinary facts related to geology about Himalayas. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region extends...

One of my favourite quotes. 0

One of my favourite quotes.

Born from the wreckage of the stars, compressed to a solid state by the force of its own gravity,mobilized by the heat of gravity and radioactivity, clothed in its film garments of air and...

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...


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...


The What, Where, and How of Shale Gas

Amazing information about Shale gas!!   taken from http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/the-what-where-and-how-of-shale-gas-part-1?goback=%2Egmp_1298547%2Egde_1298547_member_138894251%2Egde_1298547_member_151572728

Scientists Find Clues of Plate Tectonics on Mars 0

Scientists Find Clues of Plate Tectonics on Mars

Caption: Valles Marineris NASA World Wind Map Mars Credit: NASA Until now, Earth was thought to be the only planet with plate tectonics. But a huge “crack” in Mars’ surface — the massive Valles...


Theory of Continental Drift

In geologic terms, a plate is a large, rigid slab of solid rock. The word tectonics comes from the Greek root “to build.” Putting these two words together, we get the term plate tectonics, which refers to how the Earth’s...