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Ever wondered why so many of the southern continents point south?.....  Dug up something odd in the garden?..... Ever thought that acid rain might be speeding up erosion?.... What is the oldest thing in the world?.... Can a crystal cure your bunion?.....

If questions like this keep buzzing around in your head, "Ask a Geologist" could be just the service for you.  Below are categories of the queries we have received so far, you can read the answers by clicking on the category titles:

earth_60x60.jpg  Continents, Supercontinents and the Earth’s Crust 

volcano-60x60.jpg  Earth's Climate 

monazite-60x60.jpg  Earth Materials 

  Energy and Resources 

asteroid 60x60.jpg  Geoengineering 

earthquakes_60x60.jpg  Natural Hazards 

Jurassic  Nomenclature 

The Moon  Planetary Geology

snail_60x60.jpg  What is it? 

Kerbstones  Building Stones 

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