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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Leperditia carbonaria Ostracod Fossil 

Louisville Area Fossils [03:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
The fossil in this picture appears to be a Leperditia carbonaria ostracod. It was found in Meade County, Kentucky, USA. The creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Field of view in picture is about 2 mm. Thanks to Kenny for the

the great outoors 

Accidental Remediation [02:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
While I was writing this post, I was wrestling with issues of privilege and class. I've always been wary of condescension when working around folks living in rural poverty, or folks who chose a lifestyle that mimics that rural poverty, such as survivalists. The original post that I had linked to had some of that condescension, and possibly one reason it prompted so much discussion. I grew up

M3.5 quake near Sedona is felt locally; preceded by foreshocks 

Arizona Geology [01:11:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
Residents in the Sedona-Flagstaff area report feeling a magnitude 3.5 earthquake that hit about 6 - 10(?) miles north-northeast of Sedona at 2:19 a.m. local time this morning.  Dr. Jeri Young, who runs the [...]

Fog Returns to the Great Valley! I hate it, but it's a good thing (tentatively) 

Geotripper [00:41:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
Buffalo has apocalyptic lake-effect snow, Minnesota has blizzards, Phoenix has horrific dust storms, Kansas has tornadoes, New Orleans has hurricanes. In the big picture, those of us who live in the Great [...]

Book chapter title: Thanks for all your ideas! 

Northwest Geology Field Trips [01:05:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
A blizzard of your serious, and funny, suggestions for the Geology Underfoot in Western Washington chapter about golden Horn granite at Washington Pass. If you have an idea and haven’t contributed yet, [...]

Geology Through Literature - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [00:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
The next story up in the Geology Though Literature thread is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain.This story is essentially a time travel story so there are several aspects [...] | Impressum