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I can answer questions concerning physical and historical geology, environmental geology/hydrology, environmental consulting, remote sensing/aerial photo interpretation, G&G computer applications, petroleum exploration, drilling, geochemistry, geochemical and microbiological prospecting, 3D reservoir modeling, computer mapping and drilling.I am not a geophysicist.

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I have 24 years experience split between the petroleum and environmental industries. I have served as an expert witness in remote sensing, developmental geologist, exploration geologist, enviromental project manager, and subject matter expert in geology and geophysical software development.


American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Association of Photogrammetrists and Remote Sensing


Bachelor and Master of Science
Registered Geologist in State of Texas

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2016-08-04 Regarding mountains:

I do not believe so. I have heard other questions of this nature, about whether mountains play some role in stabilizing the orbit of the earth. However if you look at the actual mass of the mountains on

2016-07-21 The Siberian Plate:

 Jesse:    Check these sites out they may have some of the answers to your question.

2016-06-16 is granite as decorative rock hazardous for human?:

M Azhar:    The small amount of radon generated from decorative granite is not a concern.  What started the fears is homes built in or on areas underlain by large granite batholiths.  A mass of granite

2016-06-05 fracking:

Melissa:    You would have to take your suspicions to the Texas Railroad Commission in Austin.  The driller has to file papers with them.  They should have the lease maps and the drillers plans.    It

2016-05-13 Science:

Faisal:    I am not sure of all the constraints of the problem but will throw a few things out for consideration.    Soil is not just organic matter, but minerals too. A soil profile usually includes a


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