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Saturday, 26 July 2014

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Scenic Saturday: Crossbeds on the Edge 

Highly Allochthonous [2014-07-26 20:51:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Some of the famous features of the Peak District are not really peaks at all – but there is nothing more scenic than a wander along one of the ‘Edges’. These sheer cliffs, scattered along the eastern and western edges … Continue reading

At the Beginning of the Universe… 

Rosetta Stones [2014-07-25 12:22:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
…there was geology. Oh, I know, some folks will tell you it was physics. Yes, there was that, too. And there might be a few who argue for chemistry, and we’ll grant them chemistry. Of... -- Read more on

The Search for Ithaca 

GeoSphere [2014-07-21 15:52:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

This post unifies two of my absolutely favourite topics: geology and classical Greek history. I have always had a soft spot for the classics. In fact, when I started my undergrad I was planning on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Grown in Hot Rock Depths: The Geology of the Seahawks Super Bowl Rings Part I 

Rosetta Stones [2014-07-17 11:10:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
The 184 diamonds in the Seahawks Super Bowl Championship rings can tell us a thing or three about Earth’s inner self. We’re still interrogating those valuable, shiny rocks (which... -- Read more on

Science snap (#30): Aust Cliff, Gloucestershire 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place [2014-07-17 08:00:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

One of the most fascinating things about geology is its ability to reveal global events from evidence contained within a single outcrop. The cliff exposure at Aust in Gloucestershire, UK, is a spectacularly colourful example of this. Located beneath the original Severn Bridge, and running alongside the Severn Estuary, the 40m tall rock face records

Advice to high school senior 

Seismos [2014-07-14 00:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info

Jul 13, 2014, at 1:55 PMHello,My name is Ross [----] and I will be a senior at [----] High school in Missouri this year. I am considering either geology or geophysics as a major for college. I am specifically looking for guidance regarding the future job outlook for both of these careers in the next 20 years. I am also considering majoring in petroleum engineering and need some insight about the advantages and disadvantages concerning this career compared to geology/geophysics. Also, [...]

What Geology Has to Say About Global Warming 

State of the Planet [2014-07-11 21:00:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

The most important lessons drawn from geology are that the earth’s climate can change radically and that the pace of change can be rapid. The precision of measurement is currently too poor to give an exact answer to a critical question, At what carbon dioxide level are we in danger of melting Antarctica? However, while crude, these estimates suggest that this threshold will be reached in 150-300 years, if carbon dioxide levels continue to rise at the current


History of Geology [2014-07-08 18:32:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
“Swamp gas?” Mulder, F.W. in the “X-Files ” (1993) Summer is traditionally Silly Season, when newspapers publish strange stories about aliens and monsters again and again to bridge holiday time – and so will July on “History of Geology” be dedicated to frivolous science stories… Earthquake Lights – or short EQLs – seem to be

Natural Bridge Falls 

The GeoChristian [2014-07-04 05:47:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

My favorite waterfall in Montana is Natural Bridge Falls, located on the Boulder River, south of Big Timber. At high water—such as in this photo taken this spring—some of the water flows over the top of the cliff, while a considerable part of the flow comes out of caves in the side of the cliff.

Geology and Generals: How Geology influenced the Battle of Gettysburg (Part II.) 

History of Geology [2014-07-03 19:50:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

“With regard to precipitous heights, if you are beforehand with your adversary, you should occupy the raised and sunny spots, and there wait for him to come up.” The Art of War, by Sun Tzù The battleground of Gettysburg was shaped by ancient tectonic movements, sediments transported by rivers and deposited in lakes and finally

Geology in Pop Culture - Fossil Butte Street Plaques 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-07-03 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

A small town in Wyoming, Kemmerer, is touted as "An Aquarium set in stone" due to it's proximity not only to Fossil Butte National Monument but also to a bunch of other fossil hunting locals in the region. While we were staying there we wandered around in the center of town (home to the first J. C. Penney Store). Outside the storeInside the storeHowever, I noticed that where all of the sidewalks dip down to the street around the park in the center of town (across the street from the J. C. [...]

Geology in Space: Meteorites and Cosmic Dust 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2014-07-02 20:57:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info

Geology Ignored In The Planning And Building Of Himalayan Dams 

Reporting on a Revolution [2014-07-01 08:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

In Current Science K.S Valdiya explains (Open Access): It will be obvious from the distribution of dam locations (Figure 1; Tables 3–6) based on information culled from reports of Central Electricity Authority, Uttara-khand Hydroelectricity Nigam, Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Authority, etc. that the existing hydroelectric projects and those that are under construction or

drilling payment 

Accidental Remediation [2014-07-01 01:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
When I plan subcontracts, there are generally two ways that I prefer to pay for the work: by the unit of x produced, or by time spent. For drilling, most of the time, I prefer to pay by the foot rather than a day rate. The footage rate is a performance basis. If the driller brings equipment prone to break down or encounters problems with the geology and can't go as fast as he'd planned, then

Geology and Generals: How Geology influenced the Gettysburg Campaign (Part I.) 

History of Geology [2014-06-30 15:00:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info

“Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.” The Art of War, by Sun Tzù In 1863, after more than two years of Civil War, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia launches

The Geology of Diamonds News [2014-06-22 15:44:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

The Gemological Institute of America has an article titled: “Recent Advances in Understanding the Geology of Diamonds”. Related: How Do Diamonds

How Did the Grand Canyon Happen? It's a Mystery, a Delightful Mystery! 

Geotripper [2014-06-19 04:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

And that's something that I really love about science and geology: the acknowledgement that there are things we don't know...yet. No matter how ingenious our technology becomes, no matter how much data we collect, there will always be new things to discover, and each week research reveals something new about our Universe that no one has ever known before. And that's the fun of exploring a

Discover Dinosaur Utopia: Utah 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-06-17 22:35:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

A great video short that talks about Utah’s expansive fossil record and dinosaur findings due in part to our wide variety of geology. Watch it to find out more about Utah’s contribution to dino

Building DC: Union Station’s marble floors 

Magma Cum Laude [2014-06-13 23:30:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Whenever I go to a hearing on the Senate side of Capitol Hill, I usually arrive via Union Station. It's a really beautiful building and one of the few grand train stations left in the country, and I'm always impressed by the architecture there. According to the architectural history, it was designed in the Beaux-Arts Style and meant to mimic the Roman Baths of Caraculla and Diocletian. It was completed in 1907, and then restored from 1986-1988 (and it's actually being worked on right now, too). [...]

Spirifer consobrinus from the Windom Shale 

Views of the Mahantango [2014-06-12 09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

 Devonian; RU,US
Spirifer consobrinus is a fossil that is confined to a specific strata within the Windom shale at Penn Dixie and 18 Mile Creek in New York. It's a small brachiopod that resembles Mucrospirifer but has a much shorter hinge line and a larger interarea on the pedicle valve. The pedicle valve's "beak" is also recurved more strongly. It has taken me a few years to really figure this out and I only have a handful of decent specimens.Specimen #1Specimen #2Spirifer consobrinus is well documented in [...] | Impressum