The 366 daily episodes in 2014 were chronological snapshots of earth history, beginning with the Precambrian in January and on to the Cenozoic in December. You can find them all in the index in the right sidebar. In 2015, the daily episodes for each month were assembled into monthly packages, and a few new episodes were posted. Now, the blog/podcast is on an occasional schedule with diverse topics, and the Facebook Page showcases photos on Mineral Monday and Fossil Friday. Thanks for your interest!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 13. Assembling Asia

Orange and pink (shields and platforms) are more or less the cratons that form the cores of continents.

By Richard I. Gibson

Asia is kind of a mess in terms of geology – lots of cratonic blocks of various sizes that came together at various times to create what we think of today as Asia. The biggest of all is the Archean East Siberian Craton, in central Russia east of the Ural Mountains.

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