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Research at Bokan sheds light on rare earth formations

...Earth's crust splits apart and magma wells up from below. This magma then cools to form a distinctive type of granite.USGS geologist Susan Karl mapped the structures in the Bokan Mountain granite and the rocks that the granite intruded. Her studies...
Oil survey: Four billion more barrels on N. Slope

...using current technology. The agency has not estimated how much could be produced profitably, said Ken Bird, a USGS geologist who co-managed the project. The central North Slope lies between the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and the...
Alaska quake may give insight into next big Calif. temblor

...field and spent 20-hour days recording crucial measurements before fine detail disappeared. Peter Haeussler, a USGS geologist from Anchorage, was part of a crew of 11. "The phrase that still goes through my head, it really felt like a ticking...
Study touts Yukon Flats gas it can improve the economics of drilling for oil and gas. "This is a gassy province," said Rick Stanley, a USGS geologist in Menlo Park, Calif., who worked on the study. "This is potentially, but not assuredly, another Cook Inlet...
Outdoor Digest Grybeck hosts slide show on Alaska geological survey JUNEAU - Donald Grybeck, retired USGS geologist will host a slide presentation on the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska from 1896-1926 at 7 p.m. Tuesday at...
The burning question: Will Redoubt erupt?

...erupting. "There is very good evidence now that we have new magma involved in this process," said Tina Neal, a USGS geologist with the observatory. "Unfortunately, we just don't know enough yet to know exactly where this magma is and whether...


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