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A Geology and Earth Science Podcast. Join Chris, an award-winning geology teacher, and Jesse, a geoscience professor, in discussing the amazing features of our planet and their impact on your everyday life. No prior knowledge required. New episodes coming at you every week. Listen, subscribe, share with someone you know!

PlanetGeo: The Geology Podcast Chris and Jesse

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    • 4.8 • 98 Ratings

A Geology and Earth Science Podcast. Join Chris, an award-winning geology teacher, and Jesse, a geoscience professor, in discussing the amazing features of our planet and their impact on your everyday life. No prior knowledge required. New episodes coming at you every week. Listen, subscribe, share with someone you know!

    So, You Think You Know Plate Tectonics?!? Part 3

    So, You Think You Know Plate Tectonics?!? Part 3

    Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!
    Available here: geo.campcourses.com

    In today's episode, we continue with our series on 'So... You think you know plate tectonics?'  - Part 3.
    We tackle these questions regarding Planetary Tectonics:
    What would the Earth look like if PT was not an active process?Mars has all of the solar system’s largest volcanoes.  Why?Is there granite on other planets?No water, no granites, no oceans, no continentsWhy does PT make Earth a beautiful planet?We also discuss some future episode ideas that happened to come up during the discussion - like doing an episode series on the Carbon Cycle. 

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    • 37 min
    Making Magnets - The Geology of Neodymium

    Making Magnets - The Geology of Neodymium

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    Rare Earth Elements are a huge topic in mining and geology now, and in technology. The most important at the moment is Neodymium (Nd) and it is also really important for geology research.  Let’s cover the basics.

    In this episode, we discuss Neodymium in two broad concepts: 1- the importance for society and geological research, and 2- the geology of Neodymium.

    Some example of the societal importance are that these are the strongest commercially available magnets, they are used in electric and hybrid vehicle motors - the two motors in a Tesla that make it go fast!  Toyota Prius said to contain ~ 1kg of Nd in it’s motor, it's used in wind turbines, Buckeyballs (banned because kids kept swallowing them, they're use in MRI machines.  These are just a few examples.

    Join us in this fun discussion about a very important REE.

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    Elemental Geology 4 - Lithium, Making Batteries (ReRelease)

    Elemental Geology 4 - Lithium, Making Batteries (ReRelease)

    Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!
    Available here: geo.campcourses.com

    You can also check out Jesse's Etsy shop here - JRRStonework and use promo code PLANETGEO10 for a 10% discount on all items.

    We are on a break still, but releasing episodes on the really important elements - where they are found, why the are found there, and why we care about these elements in our society!  There is some really interesting stuff in here, so enjoy.

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    Lithium is only becoming more important to our society, and demand for lithium continues to skyrocket since it is used in everything from Tesla batteries to ceramics.  Your phone has ~3g of lithium in it!

    We cover the geology of lithium in this episode - where it occurs and why! 



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    Elemental Geology 3 - Critical Minerals with Dr. Nedal Nassar (ReRelease)

    Elemental Geology 3 - Critical Minerals with Dr. Nedal Nassar (ReRelease)

    Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!
    Available here: geo.campcourses.com

    You can also check out Jesse's Etsy shop here - JRRStonework and use promo code PLANETGEO10 for a 10% discount on all items.

    We are on a break still, but releasing episodes on the really important elements - where they are found, why the are found there, and why we care about these elements in our society!  There is some really interesting stuff in here, so enjoy.

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    Today we have the great pleasure of talking about a very important topic, while interviewing one of the best and most interesting people we've had the pleasure of speaking with!

    Dr. Nedal Nassar is the Chief of the US Geological Survey’s Materials Flow Analysis Section, he has a PhD in Industrial Ecology from Yale and is a Leading member of the US National Science and Technology Council.  In addition, he was awarded the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which is a very VERY big deal! 
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    Elemental Geology 2: Iridium, the Meteorite Tracer (ReRelease)

    Elemental Geology 2: Iridium, the Meteorite Tracer (ReRelease)

    Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!
    Available here: geo.campcourses.com

    You can also check out Jesse's Etsy shop here - JRRStonework and use promo code PLANETGEO10 for a 10% discount on all items.

    We are on a break still, but releasing episodes on the really important elements - where they are found, why the are found there, and why we care about these elements in our society!  There is some really interesting stuff in here, so enjoy.

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    Elemental Geology 1 - Radon, the Unwelcome Houseguest (ReRelease)

    Elemental Geology 1 - Radon, the Unwelcome Houseguest (ReRelease)

    Learn all the basics of geology in our new conversational textbook - campGEO!
    Available here: geo.campcourses.com

    You can also check out Jesse's Etsy shop here - JRRStonework and use promo code PLANETGEO10 for a 10% discount on all items.

    We are on a break still, but releasing episodes on the really important elements - where they are found, why the are found there, and why we care about these elements in our society!  There is some really interesting stuff in here, so enjoy.

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Customer Reviews

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98 Ratings

98 Ratings

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Indispensable

Tremendous resources for anyone interested in the geosciences.

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Too much side conversations and giggling

Too much side conversations and giggling, not taking geology seriously enough for me.
Need to take geology more seriously.

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Geology and caving

I love this podcast! I’ve shared it with my grotto groups😊

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