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14 July 2013
My Rockies field course has wrapped up for another year – the fifth year in a row I’ve run this intermediate-level ‘regional field geology’ course in collaboration with Pete Berquist of Thomas Nelson Community College. We were fortunate to be joined by two other professional geologists this year: Chris Khourey of NOVA and Tom Biggs of the University of Virginia. It was a great group of students; no jerks among …
1 July 2013
Using your relative dating prowess to determine which of these two rock units is older, the schist (dark gray) or the granite (light pink): Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Justify your answer by citing a principle of relative dating.