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January 14, 2019

Monday Geology Picture: A Geologist’s Bookshelf

As a geologist, I have quite a few reference books, including some textbooks that I consult fairly regularly. Today I’m sharing a picture showing a portion of my reference bookshelf in my office. You can see here that I have quite a few geochemistry books — actually, these are just some of the ones I have. What does your geologic reference bookshelf look like? Feel free to share a picture.

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January 7, 2019

Monday Geology Picture: Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane, Australia

Happy New Year! I’m going to try to keep up with my “Monday Geology Picture” posts in 2019. I did okay with these in 2018, although I missed some weeks here and there when I was very busy with work or family life. To start off a new year of pictures, here is a picture that I took during a recent visit to Brisbane, Australia. This picture shows a place …

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January 1, 2019

The Plastic Problem: Reusable Produce Bags

Happy New Year! Do you have any resolutions this year? One resolution of mine is to blog more often — hopefully I can do better in 2019. The last two years have been very busy with work, studying part-time, and a baby/young child. Another resolution of mine is to reduce my use of single-use plastics (or limited use plastics — for example, cheap plastic items that break easily), which are …

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December 21, 2018

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2018 Edition

There’s one shopping weekend left before Christmas. Don’t know what to buy the geologist in your family? Never fear, the annual Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” list is here. You can also browse the previous lists here: 2010 – Part I 2010 – Part II 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I hope to blog more regularly in 2019, so …

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October 22, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Decorating with Rocks

This week I’m sharing another picture that I took during a recent visit to Botswana. I saw this garden decoration at a hotel. What a great way to decorate with rocks! I might have to put up something similar in my garden one day.  What rock decorations do you have in your garden?

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October 15, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Botswana Landscape

This week I’m sharing another picture from my recent travels in Botswana. Here’s a lovely landscape view, taken along the road between Gaborone and Jwaneng. There are some beautiful red-colored sedimentary rocks in background. These rocks have weathered to produce the reddish colored soil in the foreground.

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October 8, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Tropic of Capricorn

I recently traveled to Botswana, and I was delighted to find a statue marking the Tropic of Capricorn as a roadside attraction. This statue is brand new and was unveiled earlier this year. Check out this article for some more information. Here are a couple pictures of the informational signs associated with the statue:   If you ever find yourself in Botswana, please visit the statue! I enjoyed the stop …

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October 1, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Tantalite Specimen

For this week’s picture, here’s an image of a tantalite mineral specimen. I snapped this picture when I visiting a university last week — the mineral stood out for me amidst a collection of numerous rocks and minerals that were on display for geology students. I’d seen tantalite before — I’ve observed it under the microscope in heavy mineral concentrates. However, I’d never seen such a big example of it …

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September 24, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: More Airport Geology

I’m traveling again this week (4 weeks of travel in a row!), so today I’m sharing another picture of some “airport geology”. Specifically, this is a picture of some gorgeous decorative stones adorning a column at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. I took this picture yesterday when I was passing through the airport.  I particularly like the way the block of rock was split and the set …

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September 17, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Airport Geology

I travel a lot for my job, and I often find myself traveling through O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. The terminal buildings contain some lovely decorative stones, which I often admire as I’m navigating my way through the airport. For example, while I was waiting for my luggage today I admired, as I have before, some of the lovely decorative stones that make up part of the …

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