August 30, 2016

35th International Geological Congress: Day #2

35th International Geological Congress: Day #2

This post continues my daily blogging about the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) being held in here in my home city of Cape Town, South Africa. You can read my post on Day #1 here. Today was another busy day at the congress! In the morning I attended a few talks on the history of geology and was particularly interested in a talk by Martin Pickford on the history of geological research …

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (0)>>



August 29, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Namibian Desert Landscape

Monday Geology Picture: Namibian Desert Landscape

While I’m busy reviving Georneys, I thought that I should revive my “Monday Geology Picture” posts. Today’s picture features a Namibian desert landscape along the road to Fish River Canyon in Namibia. After I finish blogging about the International Geological Congress, which I’m attending this week, I’ll blog about my recent hike through the canyon. I plan to write up a post on the geology of the canyon, so stay …

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (0)>>



35th International Geological Congress: Day #1

35th International Geological Congress: Day #1

I’ve been neglecting Georneys over the past few months, due to some travel and an extremely busy workload for my day job as an industry geologist. However, I’m attending the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town, South Africa (my home city!), this week, and I think that blogging about IGC is the perfect way to revive Georneys and, hopefully, to start to blog more regularly for the rest …

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (0)>>



May 9, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Green Countertop

Monday Geology Picture: Green Countertop

I’m traveling for business at the moment and living out of hotel rooms for a week or so. My current hotel room has a pretty green rock for the bathroom countertop. It’s most likely a green soapstone of some sort. Can anyone identify those interesting black minerals?

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (1)>>



May 2, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Granite Boulder in the Forest

Monday Geology Picture: Granite Boulder in the Forest

For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” here’s a shot of a pretty granite boulder that I spotted during a forest hike in the Constantia region of the Cape Town, South Africa. No doubt, this boulder consists of ~550 million year old Cape Granite. There’s no scale in this picture, but the boulder is about 2 meters wide.

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (1)>>



May 1, 2016

KwaZulu-Natal Holiday: The Midlands

KwaZulu-Natal Holiday: The Midlands

Today I’m sharing some more pictures from our recent holiday in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. You can see my first post about an impressive waterfall here. Today I’m sharing some pictures from an area known as The Midlands. This region is located inland of Durban and Pietermaritzburg and consists of rolling green hills, a gentle landscape located in between the low-lying, flat coastal area and the elevated, steep landscape of …

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (0)>>



April 25, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Folded Mountains in Hermanus, South Africa

Monday Geology Picture: Folded Mountains in Hermanus, South Africa

Over the weekend I participated in a kayak race that was held in the lovely little coastal town Hermanus, South Africa. The race was held on a lagoon with a beautiful background of mountains that are part of the Cape Fold Belt. You’ve seen pictures of this fold belt before here on Georneys. For example, here the belt is featured in one of Callan’s “Friday Fold” posts. However, these mountains …

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (0)>>



April 18, 2016

KwaZulu-Natal Holiday: Howick Falls

KwaZulu-Natal Holiday: Howick Falls

Over the next two or three weeks I’ll be sharing some pictures from my recent week-long holiday in March to the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. A week is not nearly enough time to fully explore this beautiful part of the world. However, my husband and I managed to see a fair amount! We took a flight from Cape Town (our home city) to Durban and then we drove through to …

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (0)>>



Monday Geology Picture: Table Mountain Profile

Monday Geology Picture: Table Mountain Profile

Since I live in Cape Town, South Africa, I often share pictures of beautiful Table Mountain. This week’s “Monday Geology Picture” shows another view of the mountain. I took this picture yesterday during a hike in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve. I’ll share some more pictures from the reserve in a separate post. For now, enjoy Table Mountain!

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (0)>>



March 21, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Rose Quartz Lamp

Monday Geology Picture: Rose Quartz Lamp

This week’s “Monday Geology Picture” features a pretty pink rock lamp owned by some friends of mine. Many pink rock lamps are made out of salt crystals. However, this particular rock lamp is made out of a rose quartz crystal. The lamp is placed on top of a flat muscovite crystal.

Read More >>

Comments/Trackbacks (0)>>