March SciBar

100 Million Years at Gas Mark 80
Sam Graham
PhD Researcher in Shale Geomechanics, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

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Granite worktops are the doyenne of  interior designers, but that label is the bane of a geologists life. Most of the time its not actually granite!

So what does your kitchen bench top tell us about how our planet works and the chemical cookery that takes place over the process of deep time in the belly of our planet? What makes granite remarkable? And what do the processes that make it actually mean for life on our planet and potentially beyond?

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