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Villarrica (Ruka Pillan in Mapudungun) is one of the most active volcanoes of southern Chile, and is a popular tourist destination in the heart of the Chilean Lake district. Villarrica has been in a continuous state of steady degassing for much [...]
Red Hill near Fossil Falls, with the crest of the Sierra Nevada in the distance.
The Sierra Nevada is the largest single block of rock in the United
States. It takes the shape of a huge 400 mile long westward tilting
range reaching elevations [...]
The next up on the Drunk on Geology series is the Mosel Slat Riesling wine from the Mönchhof winery from the Mosel region of Germany.The Mosel Slates are comprised of two main slate deposits, Ürziger Würzgarten and Erdener [...]
WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [2015-03-01 07:28:59]
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Generally, “February” and “Wildcat Canyon” are not words you hear in the same sentence around southwest Utah, except for maybe in this sentiment: “Wildcat Canyon? You can’t hike there in February. There’s too much snow!” Or perhaps [...]
I found these beautiful and mysterious sculptures in Goblin Valley State Park in southeast Utah, on the opposite side of the main ridge from the goblins (below).View from parking lot. Goblins (technically hoodoos) eroded out of the [...]
The imagination has captured our mind,a 7 ton predator.Is this always correct?this is a argument that should of been over 25 years ago.
Jack Horner at The Museum of The Rockies suggests that T.rex was an all time scavenger after looking at T.rex,s [...]
Our Emriver color-coded-by-size modeling media is labeled as component 3in this figure from Clark's paper.Editors note: This blog post was written by our new River Scientist, Dr. Amanda Nelson.Recently our Emriver color-coded-by-size modeling media [...]
One of California's precious landscapes is being lost, again. The state once had a vast prairie extending for 400 miles from Redding to Bakersfield. The grasslands were of course put to the plow, and agriculture rules the environment today. Less [...]
On 28 February, an earthquake of MW4.4 occurred in the Fucino Basin in Central Italy. The event did not cause any damage and was not widely felt. Such an earthquake is nothing special for this area, but it’s interesting because from 19-24 [...]