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Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

The Volcano & the Ash cloud: Eyjafjallajökull eruption 11 years later

In the foreground there is a farm with a backdrop of a volcano is emitting large amounts of ash into the air.

11 years on from the infamous eruption and ash cloud that shut down the European airspace, there are parallels between current travel restrictions and another Icelandic eruption that’s currently in the news. 11 years ago the now infamous eruption of Eyjafjallajökull occurred. I remember that one, the ash cloud, right? Yes, that’s the one. The one that was all over the news, with stunning images of ...[Read More]

PlanetGeo – a science podcast

PlanetGeo – a science podcast

Many geoscientists have a distinct moment when they fell in love with the discipline. Jesse Reimink and Chris Bolhuis are no exception; they both have very clear moments in their lives when they knew that studying the Earth was the path for them. For Jesse, Chris actually was that moment.    Chris Bolhuis has been teaching high school students the basics of geoscience for nearly three decades and  ...[Read More]

The *real* mineral cup: wavellite vs. kernowite / devon versus cornwall

The *real* mineral cup: wavellite vs. kernowite / devon versus cornwall

Kernowite: In November 2020, approximately two major world events occurred. Firstly, Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his dog Major were elected as the 46th president and president’s dog of the United States of America. Secondly, the International Mineralogical Association approved a new mineral, kernowite, Cu2Fe3+(AsO4)(OH)4⋅4H2O, which was described by M. Rumsey from the Natural History Museum in L ...[Read More]

Gneiss Chats Podcast, fun geoscience learning for all!

Gneiss Chats Podcast, fun geoscience learning for all!

The Gneiss Chats podcast is an interview podcast where the host (under the secret identity of Dr.B, because most people can’t pronounce Barrote) interviews an expert and asks them a bunch of questions about a certain theme in the field of geosciences including Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology. The idea behind the show is to teach the listener about an interesting topic tha ...[Read More]