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Shine On: Photos of Dazzling Mineral Specimens


Torvosaurus gurneyi: New Giant Dinosaur Discovered in Portugal Mar 6, 2014 by Two paleontologists from Portugal have described a new species of giant dinosaur that lived in what is today Europe during the Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago.


Cavansite stalactite. Discovered in 1967 in Malheur Co. OR, Cavansite is a relatively rare mineral. It is polymorph with the even rarer mineral, pentagonite. It is frequently found in Poona, India and in the Deccan Traps, a large igneous province.

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Volcanoes, Not Meteorite, Killed Dinosaurs, Scientist Argues

New research argues that volcanic activity from the Deccan Traps in India, not a meteorite impact, killed the dinosaurs.


the Deccan Traps and India's positioning some 65 million years agoCredits from both pictures:

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The Deccan Traps shown as dark purple spot on the geologic map of India 800px-World_geologic_provinces

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New Dates Tie Volcanic Flood to Dinosaur Extinction

The Deccan Traps form steep cliffs in western India. New Dates Tie Volcanic Flood to Dinosaur Extinction