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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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October 19, 2012

Geology Word of the Week: Y is for Yellowstone National Park

def. Yellowstone National Park: A United States national park that is located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Established in 1872, Yellowstone was the first national park to be founded and set an example for other national parks which were subsequently established all over the world. The park is the current location of the Yellowstone hotspot, which is responsible for large-scale volcanism in Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming. …


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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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