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New in GEOLOGY: Gems, Darwin, Mars, Hemp, Snowball Earth, a Siberian Impact Crater, and More
Date:5/20/2013

Boulder, Colo., USA New Geology articles posted online ahead of print 9 and 16 May 2013 cover a wide swath of geoscience subdisciplines, including minerals exploration, archaeology, planetary geology, tectonics, oceanography, geophysics, and paleobotany. Locations studied include Siberia; the Sumatran subduction margin; the Monte Arsiccio mine at Alpi Apuane, Italy; Ukraine; Mars; and the Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Margin. Brief highlights follow:

    1. Rubies, jadeite, and plate tectonics;
    2. The clear fingerprint of ice ages left on coral reefs around the world;
    3. The history of human activities related to hemp;
    4. Glaciers on Mars;
    5. The "mush model" and a deepening in geoscientists' understanding of silicic magma systems;
    6. A call for a cautious use of ocean sediments in developing past histories of major earthquakes.
    7. Analysis of orebodies of the Monte Arsiccio mine, Italy;
    8. Major targets for mineral exploration;
    9. High-frequency, climatically controlled sea-level changes;
    10. The pollen record in lake sediments from the Boltysh meteorite impact crater in Ukraine;
    11. Ediacaran glaciation in Siberia and snowball Earth;
    12. The first evidence for widespread seabed methane venting along the southeastern U.S.; and
    13. Nano- to micro-scale frictional processes.

Highlights are provided below. GEOLOGY articles published ahead of print can be accessed online at http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/early/recent. All abstracts are open-access at http://geology.gsapubs.org/; representatives of the media may obtain complimentary GEOLOGY articles by contacting Kea Giles at the address above.

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Contact: Christa Stratton
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Geological Society of America
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