Monthly Archives: December 2009

The joy of thin-sections

WOOSTER, OHIO–Bitterly cold Ohio days are perfect for geological lab work, especially with thin-sections under a warm microscope accompanied by a music-filled iPod. The next best thing to fieldwork. A thin-section is a slice of polished rock glued to a … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist in Ohio!

CAESAR CREEK STATE PARK, OHIO–I’ve definitely extended my field season as far as possible.  (And what a season it has been.)  My last fieldwork at the end of this research leave was in Ohio, about three hours south of Wooster.  … Continue reading

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You know that your field season is over …

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A record of ancient earthquakes

MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY–Strong earthquakes produce seismic waves which can do much damage on land, as we well know.  They can also disturb unconsolidated sediments on shallow oceanic shelves and platforms, producing characteristically swirled structures called seismites.  The Upper Ordovician outcrop we … Continue reading

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Mysterious out-of-place rocks in the Ordovician of Kentucky

MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY–Our short geological expedition to northern Kentucky today was to look at some odd blocks of limestone that sit suspended in the sediments as if they were dropped in while the sequence was accumulating. These rocks are bored by … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist in Kentucky

MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY–Today I visited the University of Cincinnati for a meeting of Aaron House’s thesis committee, on which I serve.  (Aaron is a 2004 geology graduate from The College of Wooster.)  It all went very well and soon after Aaron … Continue reading

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Mineralogy of Hotspots

The Mineralogy of Hotspots by Elizabeth Deering (’11).

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Mineralogy of Acid Mine Drainage

The Mineralogy of Acid Mine Drainage, presented by Lindsey Bowman (’12).

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