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Borealis Meditation Episode 8: Aurora, Pyrite, chalcopyrite, bornite, covellite and marcasite, volcanoes and earthquakes

Borealis Meditation Episode 8: Aurora, Pyrite, chalcopyrite, bornite, covellite and marcasite, volcanoes and earthquakes! Oh my what an action packed adventure!

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notes: Last episode of 2010!!! Enjoy the holidays! See you in January!
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Aurora:
Information used:
Stories: Asahi Aurora Classroom Auroral Legends
General info: Ashahi Aurora Classroom
recordings of radio waves: Stephen P. McGreevy’s ground-based ELF-VLF recordings

Pyrite
Chalcopyrite
bornite
covellite
marcasite

Volcano update:
17 November-23 November 2010

New Activity/Unrest:
Bulusan, Luzon
Kizimen, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)
Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia)
Semeru, Eastern Java (Indonesia)
Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia)
Tengger Caldera, Eastern Java (Indonesia)
Tungurahua, Ecuador

Ongoing Activity:
Batur, Bali (Indonesia)
Dukono, Halmahera
Fuego, Guatemala
Gorely, Southern Kamchatka (Russia)
Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)
Kilauea, Hawaii (USA)
Kliuchevskoi, Central Kamchatka (Russia)
Krakatau, Indonesia
Rinjani, Lombok Island (Indonesia)
Sakura-jima, Kyushu
Santa María, Guatemala
Suwanose-jima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan)

earthquakes links:
Nov 3 – Nov 26
M 5-5.9
26 M 5
27 M 5.1
18 M 5.2
5 M 5.3
9 M 5.4
7 M 5.5
3 M 5.6
3 M 5.7
1 M 5.8
4 M 5.9
Total 103

M6-6.9
1 M 6
2 M 6.1
1 M 6.5

Significant earthquake
Magnitude 5.3 – SERBIA
2010 November 03
Two people killed and several injured at Kraljevo

From the EQ stats page

Magnitude vs. Ground Motion and Energy

Magnitude Change
Ground Motion Change
(Displacement)
Energy Change
1.0
10.0 times
about 32 times
0.5
3.2 times
about 5.5 times
0.3
2.0 times
about 3 times
0.1
1.3 times
about 1.4 times
This table shows that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake produces 10 times more ground motion than a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, but it releases about 32 times more energy. The energy release best indicates the destructive power of an earthquake. See: How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake?

HW: How much bigger? Calculator
Lets do three well known recent earthquakes
1. Haiti M7.0

2. The recent Indonesia one that produces a tsunami M7.8

3. Chile M8.8

Enjoy!

Bornite

Physical Characteristics
Bornite also known as “Peacock ore”

chemical formula: Cu5FeS4
Hardness: 3
Opaque
Luster: metallic if fresh, iridescent tarnish

Distinguishing features:
The brownish bronze color of fresh surfaces distinguishes bornite from chalcopyrite.

occurrence:
Bornite is common in copper bearing hydrothermal sulfide deposits and is mined as a source of copper but is not as important as chalcopyrite.
(1)

Metaphysial properties:

Melody (2):
Bornite facilitate the synthesis of the chakras and be useful in the individual activation of the chakras. It can bring freshness and newness to ones life and stimulates the inner spirit to seek further heights.

It is a stone of happiness, and protects from negative energy bombardment and assists in the recognition of the source of the negativity. It is also an excellent healing stone.


(1) Introduction to Mineralogy, by William D. Nesse
(2) Love is in the earth, a kaleidoscope of crystals, by Melody

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