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Maps

Burkina Faso Map and Satellite Image

Burkina Faso Bordering Countries: Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo Regional Maps: Map of Africa, World Map Where is Burkina Faso? Burkina Faso Satellite Image Burkina Faso Information: Burkina Faso is located in western Africa. Burkina Faso is bordered by Mali to the north, Niger to the east, and Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ghana, Togo, and Benin to the south.
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Rocks

The Most Difficult Rocks to Identify

Specimens that will challenge the most experienced geologist! Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG "What kind of rock is this?" Out of a million rocks on a beach, a child will select the most unusual. The geologist might be able to identify 99% of the rocks on that beach, but the child will probably pick from the exotic 1%.
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Dictionary of Geological Terms

The American Geological Institute's Dictionary of Geological Terms, Third Edition, edited by Robert L. Bates and Julia A. Jackson. Definitions for over 5000 geological terms, including word origin and pronunciation guide for many of those terms. Includes a geologic time scale and development of life chart.
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Oil and Gas

Guar Beans and Hydraulic Fracturing

Guar beans: Left: guar bean cluster, public domain image created by R. Loganathan. Right: guar beans, photograph by Tracey Slotta, United States Department of Agriculture, ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. A Bean that Turns Water into Gel Powder made from the bean of a relatively unknown plant grown in India and Pakistan can quickly turn water into a very thick gel.
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Roadside Geology of Indiana

By Mark J. Camp and Graham T. Richardson Learn about the Geology of Indiana with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 326 pages that are packed with detailed information about Indiana Geology. See table of contents below. Roadside Geology of Indiana Table of Contents Indiana Rocks and Landscapes 1 The Storybook of Long Time 1 Paleozoic Sedimentary Formations 1 Indiana's Geologic Map 5 Arches and Sedimentary Basins 5 Fossils 7 Pleistocene Ice Age 7 Glacial Erosion and Deposition 8 Sand and Gravel 10 Windborne Sediments 11 Groundwater 12 The Ancient Ohio River 12 Ohio River Floods 12 Southeastern Indiana: Brachiopods and Bryozoans 17 The Ordovician World 17 A Lost Interval 19 The Silurian World 20 The Devonian World 21 Cincinnati Arch 24 Pleistocene Ice Age 24 Mineral Industries 25 Geographic Regions 26 Ohio River 29 Interstate 65 and US 31: Indianapolis - Kentucky Line 31 Interstate 70 and US 40: Ohio Line - Indianapolis 41 Interstate 74: Ohio Line - Indianapolis 45 US 50: Ohio Line - Seymour 51 US 52: Ohio Line - Indianapolis 57 US 421: Indianapolis - Madison 62 Indiana 56 and Indiana 156: Lawrenceburg - Scottsburg 66 South-Central Indiana: Building Stones and Crinoids 73 The Mississippian World 73 Pennsylvanian Raccoon Creek Group 78 Pleistocene Time in South-Central Indiana 79 Mt.
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Astronomy, Satellite, Space

Highest and Lowest Points on Mars

A volcano is the tallest mountain - An asteroid crater is the deepest basin Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG Spectacular events determined the highest and lowest elevation points on Mars. The lowest point was blasted by an enormous asteroid impact which formed the Hellas Impact Crater. The highest point was built by repeated eruptions of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in our solar system.
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