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September 26, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Travertine Timeline

This week I’m featuring one of my all-time favorite geology pictures: a snapshot of layers of travertine, representing the build-up of carbonate crusts precipitated from springs over many years. This picture was taken several years ago during my Ph.D fieldwork in the Sultanate of Oman. The layers in this picture took several thousand years to accumulate.


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September 5, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Travertine Tile

For this week’s Monday Geology Picture, here’s a lovely travertine tile that I spotted in the Cape Town International Convention Centre, which was the site of the 35th International Geological Congress that I attended last week.


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June 2, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Yellowstone Travertine

This week’s Monday Geology Picture shows some lovely travertine terraces in Yellowstone National Park. I last visited Yellowstone in 2005– I’ll have to make a trip back there one of these days.


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April 19, 2011

Lost Wonder of the World: Pink and White Travertine Terraces

Pink terraces, near Rotorua, New Zealand. Painting of the terraces done prior to 1886. Image taken from here. Last week’s geology word of the week was travertine. In response to the word of the week, a blog reader named Michael sent me a link to a wikipedia article about the spectacular– but lost– pink and white travertine terraces in New Zealand. I had never heard of these terraces before, but …


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April 15, 2011

Geology Word of the Week: T is for Travertine

Travertine terraces, Yellowstone, Western USA, Fall 2005. After a month’s absence because of the Fukushima interviews, I am resuming the geology word of the week. For my new readers, every week I blog about a geology word. Over the past several months, I have been working my way through the alphabet, from A is for Alluvium to S is for Speleothem. I hope you enjoy this weekly feature! def. Travertine:1. …


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