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December 23, 2017

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2017 Edition

My annual What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas list is very late this year… along with some of my other holiday traditions. For example, I’m generally quite diligent about sending cards, but I have not yet mailed a single Christmas card! I think that my cards will only go out in January or maybe even February. At least I have a good excuse: my son is 10 weeks old …

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December 15, 2016

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2016 Edition

There are ten shopping days left before Christmas. Do you have a geologist in your family but are not sure what to buy him or her? Never fear, the annual Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” list is here! Below are ten great gift ideas for geologists. If you don’t see something that strikes your fancy on this list, check out the previous years lists: 2010 – Part …

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December 19, 2015

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2015 Edition

Once again, like in 2013, the annual Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” list is a little late. That’s okay, though. If you’re having a busy December like me, then you’re probably a little behind on your holiday shopping. Also, these days you can order things online and request overnight delivery. Such is the modern world! Do you have a geologist (or several) in your family? Then check out …

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December 10, 2014

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2014 Edition

Well, it’s that time of year again… it’s time for the annual Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” (or Chanukah or Newtonmas, etc.) list! Do you have a geologist (or several) in your family? Then check out the list below for some holiday gift ideas. Also be sure to also check out the 2010 (Part I and Part II), 2011, 2012, and 2013 lists. I apologize that some of the pictures and links …

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January 13, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): Oudekraal Beach, South Africa

Yesterday was my 30th birthday. Amongst other wonderful things, my husband Jackie organized a surprise birthday party for me at Oudekraal, a beautiful beach (and national park) here in Cape Town. Bordered on one side by gigantic boulders and turquoise-blue waters and flanked on the other side by tall, jagged, gray-green mountains, Oudekraal is a stunning location. Jackie rented a kayak, brought plenty of delicious picnic food, and invited many …

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December 20, 2013

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2013 Edition

The annual Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” list is a little late this year. Sorry about that– I’ve been extremely busy recently, primarily with work. There are some changes afoot in my professional life– I’ll provide an update on that when I can. I feel that December has just flown by. I can’t believe that there are now only 5 days until Christmas! However, there is still …

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November 20, 2012

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2012 Edition

Do you have a geologist (or several) in your family, and you’re not sure what to buy them for Christmas? Good news! The Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” (or Chanukah, Newtonmas, etc.) 2012 holiday gift guide is here. I also recommend looking through the previous Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” lists: 2011 Edition 2010 Edition- Part I 2010 Edition- Part II You may also …

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February 14, 2012

A Heart of Stone

A heart of stone. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! For those of you who are grumpy on Valentine’s Day, here’s a heart of stone. For the geologists, this heart of stone that should make you slightly less grumpy. There are some good stones in there, including gabbros, purple calcite, nummulite-bearing rock, and some excellent shell fossils. I’ve had a busy Valentine’s Day. I’m tired from spending 12 hours working on my …

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December 25, 2011

A Christmas Rock: Island Time!

Happy Newtonmas / Christmas to everyone! To celebrate, here’s a very big Christmas rock– Christmas Island, which is located in the Indian Ocean south of Indonesia. The island was dubbed “Christmas Island” by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company, who arrived at the island on Christmas Day, 25th December, 1643. Geologically, the island consists of basalt (originating from a submarine volcano) on which limestone (made primarily from …

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December 3, 2011

What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas: 2011 Edition

Do you have a geologist (or several) in your family, and you’re not sure what to buy them for Christmas? Good news! The Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” (or Chanukah, Newtonmas, etc.) 2011 gift guide is here. Last year, I wrote two popular posts titled What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas and What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas- Part II. There are many good gift …

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