News from the Geoblogosphere
New from Snet: Lithologs
, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..
Friday, 21 October 2016
The Aberfan victims and survivors Today is the 50th anniversary of Aberfan, an event that will be commemorated both at the site and across the United Kingdom. It is of course a day to remember the Aberfan victims, the majority of whom were children and teachers at the Pantglas Junior School, and to hear accounts of the survivors. Those lost are remembered in a simple memorial garden at Aberfan, with
It is always exciting to a geologist when thin-sections of curious rocks are completed and ready for view. A thin-section is a wafer of rock (30 microns thick) glues to a glass slide and examined by transmitted light through a petrographic microscope. They provide fantastic views of the mineralogy, paleontology, and structure of a rock
This image is of the Pholidophorus bechei fish fossil.
It was found in the Lower Lias of Lyme Regis England. The Blue Lias is
in the bottom 32 meters of blue-gray limestone. This animal lived during