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13 August 2012

Monday Geology Picture: A Student Field Map

One thing I loved about learning geology back in college was coloring. Yes, coloring… or colouring, for my South African and European friends. Most of the rough geologic maps I made for assignments back in college were made using colored pencils, such as the group map shown in this week’s Monday Geology Picture above. This map was made by a small group of students during a quick (3 or 4 …

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6 August 2012

Monday Geology Picture: Mudcracks

  Here is a delightful picture of some mudcracks, taken during somewhere in the western USA in Fall 2005 when I was on my undergraduate field program “The Stretch.” I don’t remember exactly where this picture was taken, but I recently found it again in my folder of field camp photos. I think this picture also shows little round imprints from a recent light rainfall on the mud– what do you …

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23 July 2012

Monday Geology Picture: Homework in the Field

When I was in college, I sure did plenty of homework. Mostly, I did my homework in my dorm room, the library, or in a cafe with a study group. However, when I went on Dartmouth College’s semester-long geology field program (called “The Stretch”) in the Western USA in Fall 2005, I found myself doing homework in cabins, hotel lobbies, tents, and– more often than not– outside on picnic tables, …

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20 February 2012

Monday Geology Picture: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

I don’t have much time to blog today, but here’s a pretty picture of Delicate Arch. I hope everyone is having a happy President’s Day!

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2 January 2012

Monday Geology Picture: Bear Tracks in the Snow

Often, geology fieldwork can be a little bit dangerous. During some undergraduate field mapping in Montana, my classmates and I encountered some bear tracks in the snow. The above picture shows one of those bear tracks with a geological field notebook for scale. For the rest of the day, we kept a careful watch out for bears and tried not to stray too far from the field vans.

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