Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wooster Geologist on the Wasatch Front in northern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH–It may be a vacation, but even so, every geologist has the delightful duty of enjoying the local geological setting. The above image is looking south from the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City along … Continue reading

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On Our Way to Iceland

BOSTON, MA – A bleary-eyed Iceland group left Wooster at 4 am this morning to begin the journey to the land of fire and ice. We’ve arrived in Boston and are comfortably checked-in. We are patiently awaiting our flight to … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: An amphibian from the Permian of Germany

The above skeleton is of the salamander-like Apateon pedestris von Meyer 1840 from the Lower Permian of Odernhelm, Germany. There are just enough of these tiny little bones to show the ghostly outline of this freshwater amphibian. It is our … Continue reading

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GPS Training for Summer Fieldwork

WOOSTER, OH – In preparation for the summer field season, some Wooster Geologists are being trained on new GPS equipment. We learned the importance of thoughtfully crafting a data dictionary prior to heading to the field. Features and  attributes were … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Embedded cornulitids from the Lower Silurian of Estonia

At first specimen this looks like a series of holes drilled into a small, smooth substrate (like Trypanites), but then you notice that the substrate has grown up around the holes, and on the far left you can make out … Continue reading

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Dreaming of San Onofre Beach

SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH, CA – The warm spring weather in Wooster, OH has us dreaming of the beach rather than finals week. Some lucky Wooster Geologists had a recent beach fix when they visited San Onofre State Beach in southern California … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: An asaphid trilobite from the Middle Ordovician of the Leningrad Region, Russia

This weathered trilobite is nothing like the gorgeous specimens of this genus you can buy at various rock shops around the world and on the web, but it has sentimental value to me. I collected it on an epic field … Continue reading

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