SFM Geology - Simon F. Mitchell's Geology Website

This website aims to provide information on all aspects of the Geology of Jamaica and the Caribbean and any other topics I find interesting.

The site is intended to provide information for the public and for students who have an interest in geology.

Some areas of the site will be designed for people with different experience helping them understand issues related to geology.


NEWS (These links will take you to other sites)

29th May 2013: The early history of birds - new fossils from China See the BBc Website for details.

16th April 2013: Does Jamaica have oil? See the discussion on CVM with Prof. Mitchell's comments!

10th April 2013: Volcanic ash from Iceland causes a plankton bloom in the ocean. Read the article on the BBC website

22th March 2013: Dinosaurs killed by a comet! Read the article on the BBC website

18th March 2013: A new volcanic eruption at Mount Etna in Italy turns the skies red. Read the article on the BBC website

7th March 2013: Did the Vikings use crystals to navigate their ships? Read the article on the BBC website

27th February 2013: James Hutton - the Scot who created modern geology Read the article in the Caledonian Mercury

27th February 2013: Black holes spin! Read the article on the BBC website

27th February 2013: A shark with a bizare dentition of spiral teeth that lived in the Permian (270 million years ago) is now understood. Read the article on the BBC website and the paper in Biology Letters

26th February 2013: The orbit of the Russian meteor which exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk has been calculated. The meteor belongs to a family of space rocks that cross Earth's orbit known as the Apollo asteroids. Read the article on the BBC website

23rd February 2013: Fossil whales found during the widening of the Panama Canal are printed in 3D! Read the story in the Economist

23rd February 2013: Deepest vents (black sea smokers) discovered at a depth of 3 miles in the Cayman Trough, north of Jamaica - the deepest in the World! Read the article on the BBC website

8th February 2013: Jamaica and Mexico found to have similar ostracod assemblages in the late Creatceous (Maastrichtian) suggesting they were closely connected at the time. Read the article if the Huffington Post