Category Archives: Geology

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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Casual Friday — Antarctica, unveiled

Ever wonder what Antarctica would look like without all that ice on it? Thanks to the British Antarctic Survey (with some help from NASA), we’re getting a better view of that… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #274 — Mushroom Rock State Park

Should you be wandering around in / through Kansas, and in a mood for a geological point of interest, your options are a bit limited. But at the very least, Mushroom Rock State Park should definitely be on your list. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #272 — a visit to the Permian Sea

Today we’re going to visit the Permian Sea. But don’t worry, it won’t take long — it’s just a quick trip to Kansas… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #250 — plant succession

A nice display of plant succession on the slopes of Mt. Rainier in Washington state, U.S…. Continue reading

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