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  • The New Jersey Palisades

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    The Palisades basalt sill is one of the most active mass movement areas in New Jersey (Pallis, 2009) and because of its activity it is important to understand the underlying mechanisms that cause the rockfalls along the outcrop. The Palisades are composed ancient Jurassic flood basalt that formed through at least three distinct intrusion events (Puffer, 2009). It is important to understand that in all of these events the molten magma was allowed to completely cool before the next event allowing for

  • What is the Kamiak Butte?

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    years ago by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures. The quartzite rocks were formerly seafloor sediment that was forced upwards, and then surrounded by lava basalt flows. Once erupted through fissures and floods through out most of the area, lava flow eventually created enough basalt to form a thickness of about 1.8 kilometers (1). All of this basalt flow eventually led to the covering of most mountains, leaving the buttes uncovered. The igneous lava flows and loess is reasons that the Palouse consists

  • contiential not drifting but raising

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    A skull of 95 million year old dinosaurs which unearthed from narmada river bed region of India has raised hot debate among researchers. Because the dinosaurs fossils totally contradict with the theory of continental drifting which proposed by German meteorologist Alfred Wagner. According to this theory before 200 million years ago all the present day continents were jointly present and the super continent was called as pangaea.and then splited in two major continents called as northern laurasia

  • The Igneous Petroleum of the Etendeka Igneous Province

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    The Parana’- Etendeka flood basalt province is kown as one of the largest continetal igneous province with a volume of about 1 x 106 km (Jerram et al., 1999) The Etendeka Igneous Province located in Namibia forms in the Eastern parts of the Parana’-Etendeke flood basalt province and represnts less than 10% of the Parana’- Etendeka with approximatly 800 000 km2. (Ewart et al ,1998). Althouth, it only covers a very small proportion, it preseves excellent rock exposures in the Namib desert envirnment

  • Discuss The Termodynetics And Thermodynamics Of Spinel To Garnet Transformation

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    The move from spinel lherzolite (olivine + orthopyroxene + clinopyroxene + spinel) to garnet lherzolite (olivine + orthopyroxene + clinopyroxene + garnet) could conceivably in¯uence the qualities of a few sorts of basalts, especially mid-sea edge basalts (MORB) since this move is considered similar profundities at which MORB may begin. There is confirmation from following component and isotope geochemistry that MORB are created within sight of garnet (). The approval incorporates

  • Tyrrhenian Sea: Can the back arc rifting nature of the Tyrrhenian Sea be deduced from its geochemistry?

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    The Tyrrhenian Sea is classified as a back arc basin(Lavecchia & Stoppa 1990; Zamboni 2003) in the Western Mediterranean surrounded, mainly by Italy. Back arc basins occur in front of a subduction zone that is undergoing rollback and causing the overriding plate to also move in the same direction, which causes the extension (back arc) of the overriding lithosphere which causes the melting of the mantle due to decompression. The subduction zone in this case has moved from the northern part of the

  • Hammurabi

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    served as a sort of political propaganda. The noted stone found in 1901 by French archeologists, now rests in the Paris Louvre where it is preserved from moisture and natural decomposition. The raw material consists of an 8 ft. tall block of black basalt engraved with cuneiform. It clearly intended to be observed in public. The immense size of this rock was a sign of strength and authority and its dark coloration an ominous warning. At the top is a depiction of Hammurabi receiving the code from Shamash

  • Stratovolcanoes Case Study

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    In this essay, I will analyse the different types, geochemistry, constitution, identifying characteristics and consequential activity levels of volcanoes, with a particular focus on Stratovolcanoes and how they compare to the other known types and specifically the magma constituency, viscosity levels and mineral content when compared to that of other types of volcano. Stratovolcanoes which are also commonly known as composite volcanoes are composed of many different strata or layers of pyroclastic

  • Jordan craters

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    a series of young basalt fields extending from near Bend, Oregon, through Diamond Craters in south-central Oregon (Volcanoes of the World). The Jordan Craters field is limited to the northern most and youngest portion of a larger (250 square kilometers) Quaternary alkaline basalt field. There are three major vent areas aligned north to south along surficial and inferred expressions of the regional Basin and Range faulting (Hart, W.K., and Mertzmann, S.A.). Fluid pahoehoe basalt flows emanated from

  • Mono Basin Volcanism

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    Mono Basin Volcanism The last basin in the Basin and Range before the Sierra Nevada Mountain range is the Mono Basin. The Mono Basin consists of landforms such as the Mono-Inyo Craters, Black Point, Negit Island, Paoha Island, Mono Lake, Devils Punch Bowl, Panum Crater, and some others (Hamburger et al; 2004). All of these landforms were created by volcanism. Actually, the Mono Basin is in one of the most volcanically active places in the world (Forest Service; 2004). Paoha Island, Negit