September 15, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): Cross-Bedding in Ceres, South Africa

Monday Geology Picture(s): Cross-Bedding in Ceres, South Africa

Soon, I’ll continue with sharing more pictures from my geological wanderings in Mauritius earlier this year. However, for this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” I want to share some pictures from my recent visit to the little town of Ceres in the Western Cape of South Africa. Last Friday, I went to Ceres for the day with my husband and two friends visiting from America. Ceres is about an hour and a …

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September 13, 2014

Chamarel Waterfall, Mauritius

Chamarel Waterfall, Mauritius

Today I’m continuing with sharing some pictures from my March 2014 trip to the volcanic island of Mauritius. You can see some of my previous posts on Mauritius here, here, and here. Mauritius is a tropical island, so in many places the lava rocks, particularly the older ones, are covered by thick green vegetation. However, there are some places where you can see the lavas well. One of those places is …

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September 8, 2014

The Young Volcanic Landscape of Mauritius

The Young Volcanic Landscape of Mauritius

For the next little while, I will be blogging about my recent (March 2014) vacation to Mauritius, a young volcanic island in the Indian Ocean. I recently shared a couple of pictures of volcanic basalt in Mauritius for my “Monday Geology Picture” posts here and here. In future posts, I’ll write a little more about the volcanic history of Mauritius. In brief, Mauritius is believed to have been formed by a …

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Monday Geology Picture(s): Vesicular Basalt Boulder, Mauritius

Monday Geology Picture(s): Vesicular Basalt Boulder, Mauritius

Continuing with some pictures from my trip to Mauritius back in March, for this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” post I am sharing some pictures of a large boulder of vesicular basalt. This particular boulder is located in the town of Grand Gaube in northern Mauritius and is used as a decorative stone on which a plaque has been mounted. Vesicular basalt is a dark-colored volcanic rock that contains many small holes, …

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September 1, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Black Basalt on the Beach, Mauritius

Monday Geology Picture: Black Basalt on the Beach, Mauritius

First of all, my apologies for the long absence from blogging. Work has been extremely busy this year, and for the last 6 weeks I was in the field with very spotty satellite internet connection. However, I’m back in Cape Town now, and September should be a quieter month for me, workwise. So, I’m hopeful that I will have time to catch up on some blogging. One of the things …

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July 21, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): Rocks Flanking the Entrance to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Monday Geology Picture(s): Rocks Flanking the Entrance to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

My apologies for the light blogging recently. I was traveling in the US for three weeks, and now I am traveling for work for 6 weeks. I will do my best to blog when I can, but blogging may continue to be light for a little while longer since I’m currently working 12 hour shifts in the field. However, when I return in September I will be taking some time …

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July 1, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): Fossils in the Floor

Monday Geology Picture(s): Fossils in the Floor

My husband and I are travelling in the US at the moment. A little over a week ago we attended an event at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, and I noticed some interesting fossils in some beautiful building stones on the floor of a hallway connecting the center with an adjacent hotel. I snapped a few pictures of the fossils. Can anyone identify them? Does anyone know where the …

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June 9, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): More Petrified Wood at Kirstenbosch Garden

Monday Geology Picture(s): More Petrified Wood at Kirstenbosch Garden

My apologies again for the light blogging recently. My day job as an industry geologist has been keeping me extremely busy over the past couple of months. However, on Friday my husband and I are to the US for a much-needed three weeks of vacation, including spending time with friends and family whom we see far too rarely. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in a little time for blogging …

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June 2, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Yellowstone Travertine

Monday Geology Picture: Yellowstone Travertine

This week’s Monday Geology Picture shows some lovely travertine terraces in Yellowstone National Park. I last visited Yellowstone in 2005– I’ll have to make a trip back there one of these days.

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May 26, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Posing with Petrified Wood in Kirstenbosch Garden

Monday Geology Picture: Posing with Petrified Wood in Kirstenbosch Garden

My apologies that my blogging has been very light over the past few weeks. I didn’t even post my “Monday Geology Picture” these past few weeks! A busy work schedule combined with some family issues meant that something had to go, and unfortunately that something was blogging here on Georneys. Never fear, though! I won’t abandon you! That said, starting in mid-June, I am going to be travelling for ~3 months, …

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