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This study in blues and greys and browns, this combination of fuzziness and sharp edges, where is it? It’s where land and ocean meet and mingle. A place where mud and silt and sand pause half way along an incredible … Continue reading [...]
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<![endif]-->We recently got an inquiry referencing a blog post I did some time back about whether Californians might stream into Arizona looking for shelter and assistance if a major earthquake strikes that [...]
Sugarloaf Rock at Cape Mendocino. Somewhere out to sea beyond the cape is where the Cascadia Subduction Zone is being destroyed, bit by bit.
The end is coming! I'm not referring to the possible destruction caused by the possible magnitude 9 quake [...]
Today was full of a lot of things, including steep hills, slippery rocks, and a lot of falling. But it was also full of amazing views and lots of croc and theropod teeth. Once we made it to the site, we were able to do some prospecting and most of [...]
In 2013, a MW7.7 earthquake struck Balochistan, caused a huge surface offset and triggered a small tsunami in the Arabian Sea. Immediately, the apparently strange fault behaviour caused the attention of scientists world wide and a number of papers [...]
These pictures appear to show Paladin chesterensis (Weller and Weller, 1936) trilobite fossils. They were found in the Big Clifty Formation of Crawford County, Indiana, USA. The fossils date to the Mississippian Period.
Thanks to Kenny for the [...]
This picture shows an unidentified fossil shark tooth. It was found in the Somerset Shale of the Salem Limestone of Hardin County Kentucky, USA. The fossil dates back to the Mississippian Period.
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Fithian Illite at Salt Fork of Vermilion River near Fithian, IL
Illite is one of the most frequent clay minerals and is an important constituent of many sedimentary rocks. It was named after the state of Illinois, United States, by Grim, Bray and [...]
What happens when you write a blog that is so full of misinformation, and incorrect assumptions, that someone starts a separate a blog to correct the mistakes? Well, for one thing you get some good laughs, and at times a real feeling of [...]
moabsunnews.com How do you move a 5 ton dinosaur down a hill? That’s the questions facing Utah paleontologists who are trying to bring a large collection of well-preserved fossils found north of Arches National Park back to their laboratory. [...]