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29 August 2014

Friday fold: Pleistocene glacial folding of Cretaceous sedimentary rock?

The Friday fold is found in Cretaceous rocks of eastern Alberta – but far beyond the tectonic influence of the Canadian Rockies. So what’s responsible for the folding?

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27 August 2014

Dinosaur bone

In July, I found a dinosaur bone in Dinosaur Provincial Park! It was lying in a wash coming off a small mesa, and sure enough, when the students and I walked up the little draw, we came to in situ bones poking out of the cliff above. After showing it to the students, I put it back down exactly where I had found it, of course.

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23 August 2014

An examination of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation in eastern Alberta

An expert on the deltaic depositional setting of eastern Alberta’s Horseshoe Canyon Formation shares field evidence and expertise with Callan’s students.

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12 August 2014

More Canadian Rockies student projects

In addition to the projects I linked to last week, here are a few more: Jessica H. made a Prezi about the Kananaskis Trail outcrops, with a bonus trip up to Peyto Lake. Sean D. made a PowerPoint tour of the sedimentary features we saw in the Great Plains. James focused on the Cougar Creek drainage’s damage during the 2013 floods and subsequent remediation. Finally, Josh D. explored the geological …

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8 August 2014

Friday fold: Buckle vs. passive folding in the Chancellor Group slates

The Friday fold is an outcrop in Yoho National Park that showcases differences between buckle folding and passive folding.

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7 August 2014

A selection of “Canadian Rockies” field course final projects

I’ve got some student work to share with you today. Like yesterday’s guest post on deltas growing into Canadian Rockies glacial lakes, my Rockies students are turning in their final projects – digital products that aim to serve the world at large by introducing key places in the Canadian Rockies to a wider audience. The idea is to go from outcrop-scale observations to the larger context, to tell the interpretive …

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6 August 2014

Guest post: Glaciolacustrine deltas in the Canadian Rockies

One of Callan’s “Canadian Rockies” field course students supplies a guest post about deltas that build out into glacial lakes.

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1 August 2014

Friday fold: Contorted Rome Formation next to the Max Meadows Fault

My student Mercer Parker shot this one over to me the other day: Click to enlarge Those are the slim strata of the Rome Formation (a.k.a. Shady*), strongly deformed in the region adjacent to the Max Meadows (“M&M”?) Fault. Thanks, Mercer! _____________________________________________ * Will the real slim Shady please stand up?

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