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Sunday, 31 August 2014

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Northern Convergence: The Sea to the Sky Highway in British Columbia (the Sky wins) 

Geotripper [2014-08-31 01:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

Porteau Cove Provincial Park We are continuing our "Northern Convergence" journey through Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Our last post saw us observing the geology in and around Vancouver Island and Goldstream Provincial Park, and having a look at the story poles (totem poles) of the First Nations people. That evening we caught the ferry to North Vancouver. The new day would see us

Poet and Paleontologist – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

History of Geology [2014-08-28 18:12:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

The German lawyer, author, poet, politician and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born August 28, 1749-1832) was also a mining engineer and quite interested in geology and paleontology. In the year 1775, Goethe, already a highly regarded author, was invited to the court of Duke Carl August in the city of Weimar, where he will

Biggest Cave is in Shetland 

Geology in the West Country [2014-08-28 18:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Read moreDon't forget the Bath Geological Society's talk about the Geology of the Shetland Islands on Thursday September

One of Geology's Little Mysteries Solved: The Sliding Stones of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley 

Geotripper [2014-08-28 09:33:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info

Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada There are side shows that happen in the sciences. There are the big mysteries of the cosmos and earth history that take many years and the work of dozens or hundreds of the greatest minds to solve: atomic theory, quantum physics, plate tectonics, DNA sequencing and so on. In geology, there are the big picture mysteries of how the continents have moved through

Seattle 1841 – aka Piner Point 

New Stories in Stone [2014-08-27 02:06:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

Like many people interested in geology, I have had a long fascination ... [ continue

Northern Convergence: Stories on Trees, the Totems of the Northwestern First Nations 

Geotripper [2014-08-26 09:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

During the flurry of planning for our Northern Convergence journey through Canada and the Pacific Northwest, I was barely keeping up with the geology, and any background information on the anthropology/archaeology of the region fell to my colleague from our anthropology department. There were certainly some intriguing sights related to the First Nations people of  Canada, and the one of

Intrigued by Earthquakes and Volcanoes? It’s Easy to Become Geologically Literate 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-08-26 08:23:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info
Meteorologists in general do not know much about Geology, but broadcast mets are usually the first person newsroom producers (and the public) turn to when there is an earthquake, tsunami, meteor showers etc.  I had a couple of great courses in Geology working on my masters, and a field trip to the Washington State was a fantastic learning experience, and it left me with a lifelong fascination of rocks and

Devil’s Lake App News [2014-08-26 08:07:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey has a free app that serves as a tour guide to the geology of Devil’s Lake State Park. Here’s what they have to say about it. “The app will follow you through the park and will guide you to points of geologic interest. Photos and text will explain

Northern Convergence: Vancouver Island, the last of the plan that was... 

Geotripper [2014-08-23 08:50:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

Our tour of Vancouver Island in British Columbia continued. I've spent several posts (here, here, and here) describing places we saw when we scouted the island a few days before the arrival of our students, and they were really fine places to learn geology. But our students never saw them, for a variety of reasons. Today is the last of the lost stops. The next post will be about the places

Northern Convergence: Vancouver Island, the Plan That Was, Part II 

Geotripper [2014-08-20 09:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Ah, the lost opportunities! I don't want to make it sound like we had a bad Northern Convergence trip; we actually had a great time taking our students through an exploration of the geology of Vancouver Island,  but the trip we made was different than the one we planned. In the last post we talked about the Sooke Potholes, and in today's post we are talking about the opportunity to

Conversation With An Ecologist About Fossils And Conservation 

Reporting on a Revolution [2014-08-20 08:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
T R Shankar Raman, an ecologist who blogs at View At Elephant Hills and tweets @mizoraman wrote in last week with a question about fossils, field work and conservation. It ended up being a long conversation via email and so with his permission I am posting our conversation below. In geology, field sampling does lead to outcrops being damaged and in-situ context of important fossils being

GfGD Conference 

Geology for Global Development [2014-08-18 11:00:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Register for the 2nd GfGD Conference by the end of August and you’ll be given the chance to win this attractive 60 x 40 cm canvas of geology related pictures. A winner from those registering before 31st August, and in attendance, will be drawn on the day itself. Registration is reasonably priced and easy to do, and we’re

Bill Dresher, first State Geologist of Arizona 

Arizona Geology [2014-08-12 05:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

We learned late today that Dr. William H. Dresher passed away on August 9.   Bill was named the Dean of the College of Mines and Director of the Arizona Bureau of Mines at the University of Arizona in 1971, and became the first person to hold the title of  “State Geologist." He served as Director and State Geologist until 1981. In 1977, the Bureau became the Bureau of Geology and

GeoPoll #3 – What got you interested in geology? 

GeoSphere [2014-08-07 14:21:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
After a bit of an opinion hiatus I am back with the third geopoll. Every day I go to work at a university department filled with geologists. All of us are tackling different questions, but in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

POTD August 6, 2014: High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-06 18:48:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

Utah—putting the “Awe” in geology since the Precambrian. High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah Photographer: Chris DuRoss; © 2013 Ostler Peak (12,718 feet) is reflected in a meander bend of the Stillwater Fork of the Bear River in the Uinta Mountains. Thousands of years ago glaciers inundated much of the Uinta Mountains, leaving behind long

Underneath Utah: Creating the Goblins 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-07-31 23:50:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info

 US Good 4 Utah is celebrating Utah’s diverse and unique geologic history this summer. Kylie Bearse and photographer Gus Seashore are traveling to Utah’s famous landmarks, and a few spots you may not have known about learn more about our state’s geology. READ

Scenic Saturday: Crossbeds on the Edge 

Highly Allochthonous [2014-07-26 20:51:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 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  (18 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  (23 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  (17 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 | Impressum