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April 25, 2015
Red Conglomerate Hills Near Oudtshoorn, South Africa
On Monday I shared a picture of a pretty conglomerate that I recently walked across. Today I thought that I would share a few more pictures of this conglomerate formation and also tell you a little more about it. Although in Monday’s picture the conglomerate looks somewhat dull-colored, the conglomerate formation is actually impressively red in color in many places, so much so that hills made of the conglomerate are …
April 20, 2015
Monday Geology Picture: Conglomerate Near Oudtshoorn, South Africa
A couple of weeks ago I spent part of a weekend staying near Oudtshoorn, South Africa. During a hike, I walked by and, at times, across a beautiful Cretaceous age conglomerate. Here’s one image of the conglomerate, taken when I hiked across it. I’ll share some more pictures in another post.
January 4, 2011
Geology Word of the Week: J is for Jurassic
An artist’s vision of Sauropods and Iguanodons during the late Jurassic. Image taken from Wikipedia Commons here. def. Jurassic: 1. A geologic period spanning from approximately 200 to 145 million years ago. 2. A cool adjective to use in everyday life to describe something or someone ancient and/or gargantuan. For example, “My Jurassic professor doesn’t even know how to use a computer. He does all of his lectures in chalk …