Category Archives: Geology

The scientific tourist #111 — Ammonite

Another excellent fossil on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington — this one, an Ammonite… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #308 — salt layers

A look at layers in the walls at the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas…. Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 1/01 – 1/07

The past week’s crop of science-related blog carnivals for you… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #297 — a date with Sue at the Field Museum

Should you ever find yourself in Chicago, you definitely owe it to yourself to carve out a few hours for a visit to the Field Museum. It’s got a wealth of exhibits, hands-on experiments for the kiddos, and front and center as soon as you gain admission, it’s got Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #295 — Huerfano Butte

Huerfano Butte — a trail-side (later, road-side) landmark for generations of travellers… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #290 — wulfenite

Another fine specimen at the Holden / Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum in Aspen, Colorado… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #286 — Daring Sword Ray

A.K.A. Xiphactinus audax — recovered in Kansas, and now on display at the Burke Museum in Seattle Washington… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — flying through Hebes Chasma

Courtesy of ESA, here’s a fly-through video of Mars’ Hebes Chasma… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #284 — barite

Another fine specimen at the Holden / Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum in Aspen, Colorado… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #282 — Blue Aragonite under Black Light

A sample seen at the Holden / Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum in Aspen, Colorado… Continue reading

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