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New blog - Sandbian
Hello this is the blogger antimonite. Ive decided to start blogging on geology in English again. But not here, since blogsome screws up so much. You can fins my new blog at sandbian.wordpress.com - Its newly started and will be about mostly geology from Sweden . Hope to see old and new readers! /Daniel
Terra Incognita - now in English!
From now on I will write all posts on geology on my blog Terra Incognita. And they will be in English. Please join me there and change or update your bookmarks or links to http://terraincognita.blogsome.com/. This blog is hereby closed for ever.
Theres something strange in my Silurian bedrock
I noticed these strange formations on my vacation to the island of Gotland this summer and they baffle me. The stone is Silurian limestone. Anyone knows what they are? They are just too common to be random weathering. A trace fossil?
Mer om: Sweden
Im not sure what the correct English term is for it, but this is what I do for my final paper on bachelor level in geology. A petrological and mineralogical study av so called Battle axes (also know as Boat axes or axes from Corded ware culture, around 2900-2300 BC). The geological value of this ...
Photos from space
Take a look at these fairly new incredible photos from ISS. Link
Well, I didnt get around writing much yet about Swedish geology, and now there is that lovely Swedish version of the pagan ritual of midsummers eve coming up this Friday where Im probably going to get ridiculusly drunk and go of killing christians like a good old viking. But when I get back I will ...
Mer om: Sweden
Diabase + pegmatite
I just recently came back from a week long trip to the province of Blekinge here in Sweden . Its an awsome province with beautiful deep forests and I can recommend a trip to it to anyone who loves nature. But be sure to bring something against mosquitos and ticks. The humid climate near the Baltic ...
Just wondering if I still have any followers to the blog? I was thinking about starting up the blog with topics on Swedish geology for the summer. Mostly because of the severe drought in the Swedish bloggosphere during the summer time. Let me know if Im still visible in the geoblog community!
Two Cretaceous fossils
Any experts on Cretaceous fossils from Ignaberga in Sweden out there that can help me? At that time, around 80 Ma it was a archipelago-like enviroment, rich on belemnites, brachiopods and shark) Ive got two small remains that I want to know what they could be.
What is this?
I found a very unusual rock last fall that I have some trouble identifying. Since this being Sweden the damn glaciers of the Ice age transport rocks all over the place (or at least from the north to the south). So the provenance of the stone is basically unkown except that it must be something ...
Earthquake in Sweden
An 4.7 earthquake must seem like nothing to people living in places like California. But in Sweden , where that just happened with the epicenter a couple of miles from where I live its a big deal. By far the strongest earthquake in Sweden for a century. All happening along the Tornqvist-zone. The ancient fault line zone ...
Congratulations from Sweden!
You made the right choice in electing Obama. Im very pleased.
Translating my Swedish blog
Yes Im alive, but this blog is not. As most of you know by know I write only on my Swedish blog and Antimonite has faded away. I just dont have the time or energy to write two blogs. But if someone cares: Ive just added an easy-to-use gadget on my Swedish geoblog Terra Incognita ...
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A little bit off topic of the geoscience-field… but I feel it necessary for people to know. It sounds almost like a nightmarish bad dream… but according the a online paper the UNs counsil of human rights have BANNED criticism of islam. Yes you read it right. Banned critique. That means that topics on human ...
Dr John Baumgardner
Speaking to you Americans who probably (still) have more respect for titles than we in Sweden do. How can a creationist and young earth-believer like Dr John Baumgardner become a Ph.D. in geophysics? (He is known for searching for evidence of the biblical flood). He obviously dont understand basic science even per definition - since ...
Im looking for the best (pocket) field guide to minerals and rock money can buy. I have two demands: Lots of minerals and rocks and lots of color photos. I dont need a lot of scientific information on each mineral. I want it for in-the-field identication purpose only. Please help me.
A little bit of topic - but at least it "almost" sounds the same as geology - a question on genealogy - Can anyone recommend any good American webpages with open records of immigrants to the USA. Im doing a litte bit of genealogy and every tip would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Whats that in my shale?
Question: Is that pyrite crystals in this piece of oil shale? I picked it up on the beach on my last trip. Or is it some strange fossil? Whatever it is, why/how/when do they form like this in the shale?
Yesterday I was on a fieldtrip to the south eastern regions of Scania (which is the most southern Province of Sweden , where I live). It took me among many things to a very small village by the ocean called Simrislund. This place is interesting geological-wise since its one of few places where Cambrian quartzite is ...
Ive just started a new blog. A Swedish blog on geoscience. A sister to this blog basically. So if you dont speak Swedish, you probably couldnt care less. I will probably update the Swedish blog more often also. But this blog (Antimonite) will remain and I will write posts on Swedish geoscience for the international ...
Mer om: Sweden
Someone googled to my summerdorment geology blog with the frase "do swedish people get sick a lot". This sparked my attention and gave me a topic related to the enviroment. The short answer to the question is: No we dont. We have one of the most healthy populations in the world as far as I know. ...
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Expensive lifestyles depends on cheap oil
I constantly read/hear about Americans trubled/angry with their gasoline priceses (yes people do the same here in Sweden as well). I even hear about people depending on driving for a life now seeing their trucking/driving business going down because of higher prices on gasoline. The American price on gasoline is roughly aound 4 dollars per ...
The future, if the prices on oil keeps on rising in the world. (Click the thumb for full size)
The fall of freedom in Europe
Im going to get political. Hardcore. Not much to say on geology these days. Hopefully I will have more on geology in a few days time - but in general its going to take most of the summer before the geology picks up here again. Its all connected to the studies you see. In class ...
Mer om: Sweden
Happy midsummer everyone! Say what? Well, in Sweden we celebrate a holiday called Midsummer - and its probably the most celebrated holiday here - larger than Christmas in popularity almost. It roughly co-exist with the summer solstice - but is not exactly a celebration of just the solstice. The roots of this celebration is pagan and ...
The meteorite from Kitkiöjärvi
An eggshaped meteorite was recently found in Sweden (in the small village of Kitkiöjärvi in the very north of Sweden) Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports (via SR.se). The largest found in Sweden to date and one of the largest found in Europe. Weighing 1185 kilos, around 2600 pounds. The two men finding it hopes that ...
In my collection of “things and stuff” I got one really nice object that usually makes people envious. It’s a shaft hole axe from Uppland in Sweden. It was my grandfather who in his youth found it on a field. The archaeological dating sets this axe to the middle or late Neolithic. Around 3000 BC ...
The "missing - walking - link" between primates and homonoids is mathematically solved according to National Geographic. If you (the primate that is) stand on two legs when foraging for foods in higher bushes, its more energy efficient to remain on two legs and walk the distance to the next nearby bush than it is ...
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Extremophilic life on mars. The hypothetical one that is of course. Would that be life based on extremly cold or warm conditions you think? Is there any active geological hot spots on Mars at all?