Tag Archives: Geology

The scientific tourist #347 — Barringer’s rim

If you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood of Flagstaff, Arizona, I’d highly recommend a side-trip to see Barringer Crater… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #326 — granularity

It’s been a while since I talked about White Sands National Monument — so today, let’s take a closer view of it. Here’s a very close-up look at the sands themselves… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #322 — Natural Bridge Caverns

Should you ever find yourself driving in Texas’ hill country, you’d be well advised to spend a few hours visiting the Natural Bridge Caverns… 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 #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 #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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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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