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Where is the Arctic? What is its Boundary?

Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG Arctic Ice Extent Map: This image shows the extent of Arctic ice on September 11, 2015. NASA Earth Observatory images by Jesse Allen, using data from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) sensor on the Global Change Observation Mission 1st-Water (GCOM-W1) satellite.
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Satellite Images of Countries, States, U.S. Cities and World Cities

Selenga Delta Satellite View The Selenga Delta is on the southeastern shoreline of Lake Baikal, the world's deepest and largest lake. Google Earth Free Download Free Google Earth software allows you to browse seamless worldwide satellite images. Free. US State Satellite Images Satellite Images of US States: See how spectacular your state looks in an image made from NASA Landsat GeoCover data.
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Pangaea Supercontinent

Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG "Supercontinent" is a term used for a large landmass formed by the convergence of multiple continents. The most frequently referenced supercontinent is known as "Pangaea" (also "Pangea"), which existed approximately 225 million years ago. It is thought that all major continents at that time were assembled into the Pangaea supercontinent.
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Geologic Time Scale

A Time Line for the Geological Sciences Geologic time scale with a linear time axis. This time scale is available as a printable .pdf document. You can download this printable time scale and make copies for personal use. Dividing Earth History into Time Intervals Geologists have divided Earth's history into a series of time intervals.
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General Geology Articles and Information

Igneous and Volcanic Igneous and Volcanic Features an introduction to how these rocks occur below and above ground. Gifts That Rock Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the store? What Are Minerals? Minerals are the building blocks of our society. We use items made with them every day.
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Geology Hand Lens - Folding Pocket Magnifier

The "hand lens" or "folding pocket magnifier" is one of the basic tools used by almost every geologist. Hand Lens - Folding Pocket Magnifier (10x) Geologists working in the field, lab, or office often need to closely examine rocks, sediments, soils, sand, minerals, and other materials with tiny features.
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Rock Glaciers

Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG Rock glacier: Photograph of a rock glacier near McCarthy, Alaska. This is a lobate rock glacier that received its rock cover as talus was dropped from the steep slopes higher in the mountain. Then, as the glacier flowed into the valley, ice was lost, concentrating rock on the glacier's surface.
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Waterproof Field Books

Geological Field Book Rite in the Rain bound books are manufactured with true outdoor-durable components. This bound book with factory-numbered pages and project identification form (project/client location, date) on every page is suitable for taking important notes that might be required for regulatory review or legal testimony.
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Improve Your iPhone Photos with Simple Lenses

Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG African sapphires: A collection of seven fancy sapphires from Africa. Several countries in eastern Africa have recently become spectacular sources of beautifully colored sapphires. The top photo was taken using the Olloclip 15x macro lens. The bottom photo was taken with the iPhone without using a supplemental lens.
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Earthquake Articles, Information, News and Facts

Largest Earthquake Largest Earthquake - The largest recorded earthquake: M9.5, near Valdivia, southern Chile, 1960. Earthquake Maps California Earthquake Maps A collection of isoseismal maps for earthquakes in California. San Andreas Fault What is the San Andreas Fault? Map, photos and description of the fault.
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Oil and Natural Gas Resources of the Arctic

Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG Arctic Oil and Natural Gas Provinces Map: The United States Geological Survey estimates that over 87% of the Arctic's oil and natural gas resource (about 360 billion barrels oil equivalent) is located in seven Arctic basin provinces: Amerasian Basin, Arctic Alaska Basin, East Barents Basin, East Greenland Rift Basin, West Greenland-East Canada Basin, West Siberian Basin, and the Yenisey-Khatanga Basin.
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Geologic Hazards

Earthquakes Earthquakes - Learn about earthquakes and how they have affected cities and people. Gifts That Rock Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the store? Largest Hurricanes Largest Hurricanes Are they determined by wind speed, value of damage, most deaths? Storm Surge Storm Surge can be the most damaging and deadly aspect of a hurricane.
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Meteorites

Meteorite Types Meteorite Types and Classification Three main types: iron, stone, stony iron. Gifts That Rock Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the store? Identifying Meteorites Meteorite Identification Step one in identifying a possible meteorite is the magnet test.
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Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics Articles, Theory, Plate Diagrams, Maps, Teaching Ideas Plate Tectonics Map Plate Tectonics Map of the world, showing plates, boundaries, boundary types and more. Gifts That Rock Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the store? Teaching Tectonics Teaching Plate Tectonics with easy-to-draw illustrations is fun and effective.
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Tumbled Stones - Colorful and Brightly Polished

Lots of people love tumbled stones. A bag of tumbled stones is like a colorful mineral collection or rock collection. A three-pound bag of our tumbled stones usually contains a number of different materials. You could find rose quartz, amethyst, snowflake obsidian, red jasper, carnelian agate, green aventurine, tiger's-eye, tree agate, unakite, banded agate, picture jasper, and many other materials.
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Geologist Information

Geology Dictionary Geology Dictionary - contains thousands of geological terms with their definitions. Geology Schools Schools that offer geology degrees or geology courses in the United States. Geology Jobs Geology Jobs Companies that have a history of hiring geologists in different industries. Geology Articles Geology Articles Links to geology articles and information by category.
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DeLorme Topographic Atlas

Statewide Maps in a Single Book Each DeLorme Atlas provides statewide road and topographic map coverage for an entire state in a single convenient book. See sample maps below. Any State Ships Promptly by Priority Mail - Topographic Maps - complete state coverage - Streets, Highways & Backroads - all public roads - Lakes, Rivers & Streams - ramps & access areas - Campgrounds, Hiking, etc.
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Landslides, Rockfalls, Mudflows, Debris Flows

Debris Flows Debris Flows are moving masses of loose mud, sand, soil, rock and water. Gifts That Rock Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the store? Landslides Landslides A USGS fact sheet about landslides and events that trigger them. Rockfall Photos Yosemite Rockfall Photos A photo sequence of a rockfall and debris avalanche by Herb Dunn.
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Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy

Oil and Gas Oil and Gas Articles about oil and natural gas in the US and around the world. Gifts That Rock Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the store? Renewable Trends Renewable Energy Trends Use of solar, wind, and other renewables is rising. Waterproof Paper Waterproof Paper - Don't take chances with your field notes and maps.
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Nevada Gold and Gems Maps

By R.N./M.L. Preston A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Nevada. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where the following gems and minerals have been found: actinolite, agate, amethystine, Apache tears, apatite, azurite, barite, beryl, bloodstone, calcite, carnelian, chalcedony, chert, chrysocolla, corundum, epidote, fire opal, fluorite, fossils, garnet, geodes, hematite, jasp-agate, jasper, limb cast, malachite, nodules, obsidian, onyx, opal, opalite, opalized wood, petrified wood, pyrite, quartz, rhodochrosite, rhyolite, selenite, sunstones, topaz, tourmaline, turquoise, variscite, wonderstone, wulfenite, zeolite, and zircon.
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