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January 15, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Constantia Granite

For this week’s post, here’s a picture that I took yesterday during a Sunday afternoon hike with my family. We went for an easy stroll, baby and all, along the Alphen Trail in the Constantia region of Cape Town here in South Africa. My son is 3 months old now, and we’re just starting to go on some easy hikes as a family. The Alphen Trail is more of a …

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May 2, 2016

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.

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February 24, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Jumbo Rocks Campground, Joshua Tree National Park

This week’s Monday Geology Picture is courtesy of my friend Aimee, who recently visited Jumbo Rocks Campground in Joshua Tree National Park in California. This campground is a geoloigst’s– and a rock climber’s– delight. Thanks for sharing such a great picture, Aimee!

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