Monthly Archives: June 2012

Team Utah Visits Bryce Canyon

BRYCE CANYON, UTAH – In recognition of National Get Outdoors Day, Team Utah visited Bryce Canyon National Park. The park is famous for its gorgeous hoodoos. Here are a few pictures from our day.

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STOP, Hammer Time

FILLMORE, UTAH – [Guest Bloggers Matt Peppers and Will Cary] On the morning of the 8th, all seemed well. Much like days before, we all arose and began to pack our lunches for the day. However, as we piled into … Continue reading

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Sailing the Basalt Isles

FILLMORE, UTAH – [Guest Bloggers Whitney Sims and Kevin Silver] As we arose for our fourth day of field study, the morning was chilly. However, this was to be short lived. A clear day unleashed the full power of the … Continue reading

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What do volcanic bombs, xenoliths, and giant gypsum crystals have in common?

FILLMORE, UTAH – What do volcanic bombs, xenoliths, and giant gypsum crystals have in common? Not much, except that we saw them all during our long and productive day. We met to pack lunches at 7:30 am and finished with … Continue reading

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As We Walk Through Fields of Lava

FILLMORE, UTAH – Whitney and Matt took charge today, leading us on an investigation of the lava flows that extend westward from the Miter cinder cone. We picked our way across the sharp, rubbly flow surface and learned the importance … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist at Fort Ligonier, Pennsylvania: Choosing your ground geologically

Fort Ligonier was built by the British in 1758 during the French and Indian War (or Seven Years’ War) along the Loyalhanna River in what is now Westmoreland County of southwestern Pennsylvania. It is a spectacular site today with a … Continue reading

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Orientation in Ice Springs Volcanic Field

FILLMORE, UTAH – [Guest bloggers Kevin Silver and Tricia Hall] The alarms sounded in the early morning sun, early enough for the outside air to chill the bones. After our standard yogurt and cereal breakfast, we piled into the van … Continue reading

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Adventures in Fillmore

FILLMORE, UTAH – [Guest bloggers Matt Peppers and Will Cary] As Dr. Wilson so kindly stated in his last blog post, the Utah group arrived safely at Salt Lake City International Airport on Saturday, June 2. After stopping briefly at … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist on the Blue Ridge of Virginia

The summer field season has started for Wooster geologists. Greg Wiles is now in southern Alaska with his students doing dendrochronology and geomorphology. Meagen Pollock and Shelley Judge are running an integrated project in west-central Utah with their students doing … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: a very large clam (Upper Cretaceous of South Dakota, USA)

Our version above of the bivalve Inoceramus is actually rather small compared to how big it can get. The record holder is a specimen 187 centimeters in diameter (over six feet) in the Geological Museum of Copenhagen. This Wooster Inoceramus … Continue reading

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