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Originally posted by EvolEric
Is New Madrid really a Super Volcano? or just a volcano period? Is that what some of you are thinking'?
Geysers, Fumaroles and Hot Springs
A fumarole is vent where gases, either from a magma body at depth, or steam from heated groundwater, emerges at the surface of the Earth. Since most magmatic gas is H2O vapor, and since heated groundwater will produce H2O vapor, fumaroles will only be visible if the water condenses. (H2O vapor is invisible, unless droplets of liquid water have condensed).
Hot springs or thermal springs are areas where hot water comes to the surface of the Earth. Cool groundwater moves downward and is heated by a body of magma or hot rock. A hot spring results if this hot water can find its way back to the surface, usually along fault zones.
A geyser results if the hot spring has a plumbing system that allows for the accumulation of steam from the boiling water. When the steam pressure builds so that it is higher than the pressure of the overlying water in the system, the steam will move rapidly toward the surface, causing the eruption of the overlying water.
There is currently only one active diamond mine in the United States. This is at Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro, Pike County, Arkansas.
Diamonds ascend to the Earth's surface in rare molten rock, or magma, that originates at great depths. Carrying diamonds and other samples from Earth's mantle, this magma rises and erupts in small but violent volcanoes. Just beneath such volcanoes is a carrot-shaped "pipe" filled with volcanic rock, mantle fragments, and some embedded diamonds. The rock is called kimberlite after the city of Kimberley, South Africa, where the pipes were first discovered in the 1870s. Another rock that provides diamonds is lamproite
Originally posted by amongus
I don't typically freak out about earthquake threads, but this spat of quakes over the last several days is making me freak out.
The magnitudes keep increasing daily....so, for sure a 5.0+ is on the way today....right??
St helens had a big one not too long ago as well....
They say the birds may have crashed into poles wires cords or even cars because of low visibility at night.
Originally posted by frugal
Arkansas has a diamond park where you did up diamonds for a small entrance fee. The diamonds are in a field.
How did diamonds come to the surface and end up in the field? The took an express elevator to surface from the Earth's mantel via Volcano. There is probably a caldera in Arkansas that may be waking up. This is my best guess. I always wanted to try digging for diamonds there, supposedly you are allowed to keep what you find. Diamonds are the Earth's oldest mineral, 999,000,000 years in the making.edit on 18-2-2011 by frugal because: spellingedit on 18-2-2011 by frugal because: (no reason given)
I would have the Arkansas Attorney General on speed dial and would be seeking an immediate injunction against disposal well operation at least until the current situation subsides.