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25 November 2013

Monday Geology Picture: Helicopter for Scale Beside Painted Wall, Black Canyon, Colorado

In last week’s “Monday Geology Picture” post I featured the incredible Painted Wall of Black Canyon in Gunnison National Park in Colorado. Last week’s picture was taken by my friend Ray Hall. After my post, fellow geoblogger Ron Schott sent me a link to an impressive GigaPan that he took of Painted Wall. Well, last week I don’t think I quite appreciated the enormous scale of Painted Wall. I stated that …

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7 May 2012

Georneys with Dana- Part I: Dinosaur Footprints Near Holyoke, MA

I convinced my Geokittehs co-author Dana Hunter to fly from Seattle to New Hampshire to visit me for a few days. I handed in the final version of my PhD thesis on Friday afternoon, and Dana arrived last night to help me celebrate. So far, we’ve been having a ball. You can expect several forthcoming posts about Dana’s visit, both here on Georneys and over at Dana’s blogs Rosetta Stones …

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2 December 2011

For Scale

When geologists take photographs of rocks, they often include items to indicate scale.  When I’m doing fieldwork, I generally use a ruler or a hammer to indicate scale.  Sometimes, I use other items such as my field notebook or my camera lens cap. When I’m not doing fieldwork and I wander across some interesting rocks, I use anything available to indicate scale– from flip-flops to coins to my own hands …

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