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Cool Geology of the Day:
Waimea Canyon, Island of Kauai, Hawaii. The canyon was eroded by rainfall out of the volcanic rock making up the island.
Gas Crater, Turkmenistan
Photograph by Nick Hannes, Hollandse Hoogte/Redux
This gas crater in Darvaza, located in Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert, has been burning for decades. Although the country’s natural gas reserves rank fifth in the world, development of gas exports is hampered by a lack of gas pipeline routes outside its landlocked borders.
A good geology weekend in Arkansas.
TA-ing is the bomb. Camping, hiking, and looking at rocks, but no class work to do after :)
Arkansas is one of my favorites places.
early 1800, Alexandre-Isidore Leroy De Barde, Crystallized Minerals
my geological time scale poster came in the mail yaaaay
Petrology Field Trip 2: Metamorphic Boogaloo (more cont.)
LAST AND FINAL STOP!!! After getting some supplies at the Vermont Country Store (heck yeah), we scrambled over a hill to see: GIGANTIC FREAKIN GARNETS!!! The rock was a Silurian pelite, making it much younger than the other rocks we’d seen that day. The garnets were able to get so big because there were so few of them (comparatively). It was awesome.
We were supposed to go to Buttermilk Falls after this, but we went straight back to campus instead so we could get there on time. And thus, our second Petrology came to a close! :D