A Picture is Worth... Global Geological Map

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Images from OneGeology

The result of a collaboration between 100 organizations spanning over 70 countries, OneGeology marks the first international effort to strip the Earth to its core to unveil its underlying geological features. The series of maps available on the website allows users to identify the different types of rocks by color.

Maps and geological data are available for 29 countries so far, with more to come in the near future. According to Nature's Katrina Charles, one aim of the project is to help make mineral extraction opportunities easier to find -- a hook that made several countries, including Brazil, Australia and Canada, eager to take part.

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Via ::Nature News: Mother Earth gets undressed (news website)

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