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June 12, 2011

Geology Word of the Week: B is for Brunton

Brunton “Pocket Transit” Compass. Image taken from here. def. Brunton:A fancy, highly-precise compass used by geologists (and surveyors, engineers, archaeologists, etc.) for navigation and also to measure the strike and dip of rock layers in the field.Since I am waiting to board a flight to Wyoming, I thought it would be appropriate for this week’s geology word to be “Brunton.” Brunton compasses are made by the Brunton Company of Riverton, …


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