News archive - March 2003

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Junior miner of Ontario competition

Inspire Your Students to Bring Earth Science to Life!

Earth materials are used in every facet of our lives. A walk through city streets provides an opportunity to observe various stones used in buildings, roads and pavements. Our homes, transportation systems and machinery contain metals derived from ore deposits. From computers to toothpaste, minerals are used in such a variety of products. We need only to observe objects used in everyday life to discover the unique and essential role Earth Science plays in today's rapidly changing world.

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Copper - the red metal

Peter Russell and Kelly Snyder

Native copper vein in shale, White Pine Mine, Michigan

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Rise and fall of the Great Lakes - part II

A couple of years ago in Wat on Earth (Fall, 1999) short-term variations in Great Lakes water levels, mainly resulting from meteorological effects, were described with passing reference to the effect of crustal tilting, which is a slow, long-term process.

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Copper specimens from the Royal Ontario Museum

(Above) Wire copper on calcite, Tsumeb, Namibia © Peter Russell

(Below) Copper, White Pine Mine, Michigan. Donated to the Royal Ontario Museum by the Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Foundation.

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