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12 February 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavement

Today I’m continuing with my recent theme of blogging about glacial pavements, and I’m sharing a picture of me sitting on top of a glacial pavement at Nooitgedacht, which is near the town of Kimberley in South Africa. I’ll share more pictures and information about this pavement soon. For now, however, you can read a little about the pavement on Wikipedia here. Although this pavement is located about 700 km …


9 February 2018

Oorlogskloof Glacial Pavement

Last week I shared the above picture of the Oorlogskloof Glacial Pavement for my “Monday Geology Picture” series. Today I’d like to share some more pictures and also a little more information about this incredible geologic site. Oorlogskloof is the name of the farm where the glacial pavement is located. The name is Afrikaans and translates as “War Valley”. Oorlogskloof is located about 4 hours drive north of Cape Town, …


29 January 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Oorlogskloof Glacial Pavement

This week I’m sharing a gorgeous picture of the Oorlogskloof Glacial Pavement, which is located in the Northern Cape Province here in South Africa. You can read more about this pavement here. I’ll be blogging more about this pavement soon, so stay tuned!


22 September 2015

Fox Forest in Pictures

For this week’s Monday Geology Picture I shared a picture of a stone wall incorporating a large glacial erratic. I took this picture recently in Fox Forest in southern New Hampshire. Yesterday, my husband and I went on a lovely hike in the forest. We saw quite a few glacial erratics… parts of the forest are piled high with them! We also saw many stone walls incorporating glacially dropped stones. Most …


Monday Geology Picture: Glacial Erratics and a Stone Wall, Fox Forest, New Hampshire

Continuing with my recent blogging themes of stone walls and glacial erratics, here is a picture of a stone wall in Fox Forest in New Hampshire. This stone wall was built out of glacial erratics and incorporates a large glacial erratic that was most likely left in situ… that is, left more or less where the glacier deposited it. Today, the stone wall is located in the middle of a …


15 September 2015

Monday Geology Picture: Glacial Erratic Boulder, New Hampshire

I’m visiting family in New Hampshire at the moment… and also spending a little time with my favorite glacial erratic. I’ve posted about this particular glacial erratic before here and here. For this week’s Monday Geology Picture post I thought I’d share another shot of this stunning glacially deposited boulder. Enjoy!


7 January 2015

Geology Word of the Week: I is for Ice

def. Ice: Water (H2O) in a solid state. When naturally occurring, ice is considered a mineral. There are many forms of ice: lake ice, river ice, sea ice, snow, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, and frozen ground (such as permafrost).   If you ask a geologist what he or she considers to be Earth’s most important mineral, you will probably hear many different answers, depending on the person. Some might …


15 December 2014

Monday Geology Picture: A Glacial Erratic in the New Hampshire Woods

I spent the last two weeks of November visiting my family in New Hampshire. While I was in the US, I went on some long jogs and walks and took pictures of some glacial erratics, which can be found all around the Mervine Family Cabin in southern New Hampshire. This week’s “Monday Geology Picture” features a glacial erratic in the woods just down the road from the cabin. This large, …


29 September 2014

Monday Geology Picture: U-Shaped Glacial Valley, Seward Peninsula, Alaska

When glaciers erode landscapes, they often leave behind characteristic U-shaped valleys. This week’s Monday Geology Picture shows a U-shaped glacial valley on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska. This valley is located just outside of the gold mining town of Nome. Does anyone else have good pictures of U-shaped valleys?