About the Wooster Geologists Blog

May 1st, 2009

A blog from faculty and students of the Department of Geology at The College of Wooster.

21 Responses to “About the Wooster Geologists Blog”

  1. Samuel J. Ciurca, Jr.on 31 Dec 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks for a great job – I really enjoyed looking over your entries, especially fascinated by Estonia.


  2. Mark Wilsonon 31 Dec 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you very much, Sam. Your eurypterid pages are fantastic!


  3. AnnHon 16 Jul 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Any way to share this on Facebook?

  4. Mark Wilsonon 16 Jul 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I share it often on the Wooster Geology Facebook page and my own. You are welcome to share it in anyway you wish!

  5. Darioon 26 Aug 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Vitor, I am a Mining Geologist, graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia in 1976. Your phphograots very excellent and educate me, of course for other geologists and geo-engineers over the world. May God bless you. Thanks alot Vitor

  6. Mark A .Wadeon 20 Aug 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Mark Wilson
    Thank you for article on Stromatoporid . I am trying to figure out why they have shown up in western N.Y in Onondaga L.S . I am untrained but have read a little about Colombus and Jefferson L.S in the other States. Trying to follow Onondaga L.s and learn more about it is Tougher than I thought . Your blogs look like they might help me once I get into this more .

    Please keep Astounding us . Mark

  7. lyndaon 26 Sep 2013 at 9:36 am

    Really enjoy this blog! As a geology undergrad I love the spectacular photos and descriptive text. I recently discovered your blog earlier this year, checking often, and am never disappointed!

  8. Mark Wilsonon 26 Sep 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you very much, Lynda! We appreciate the motivation you give us. Glad you like the blog — and good luck in geology!

  9. Le Ann Slugaon 26 Dec 2013 at 11:18 am

    I was looking for a public domain picture for a non-profit project for kids. I wanted a picture that described the awe Adam felt when he first saw Eve. You have such a picture on your website. I loved your comment about the picture and would be interested in finding the original illustrator if you could help me. Meanwhile, I studied geology and orcheology in college thinking I might be interested in a career. It was there that I began to question my “evolutionary roots” and theories. It was a stepping stone to finding Christ. Thankful for your blog. I will be back.

  10. Mark Wilsonon 26 Dec 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Dear Le Ann: The image you are describing was taken at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. You will have to contact them about the original artist who made the sculptures. Thank you for your interest in this blog. Please note, by the way, that this blog has a secular evolutionary perspective and is in no way creationist.

  11. Victor Berthelsdorfon 28 Jul 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I just finished Winchester’s “The Map That Changed the World”, and found my way to your blog. Excellent!

  12. Mark Wilsonon 28 Jul 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you very much, Victor! This is kind of you to say. We enjoy our little blog!

  13. Terryon 03 Feb 2017 at 6:09 pm


    Would it be possible to use your sequence of photos of petrified/ permineralized wood for a Powerpoint presentation?

  14. Mark Wilsonon 04 Feb 2017 at 6:37 am

    No problem, Terry! Use as you wish,

  15. Jo Adairon 25 Nov 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I am interested in sharing much info about the Nicosia Formation. Have taken about 40,000 photographs taken over the past 12 years. Many of them are closeups (X24). Although most of the specimens are classifiable without much trouble, there are a few doubtful points – especially within the Quaternary corals and Bryozoa.
    Have very full sets of assemblage specimens from Arediou, Anagia and Agios Ioannis. Would be very willing to donate to you photos and even original specimens. Have done a certain amount of publication work in the past.
    Although was/am professional software developer, also now work full-time on organizing and classifying my palaeontological collections. I have a marvellous specimen of Astraea rugosa, perhaps better than your published illustration. Also, very full sets of Bryozoa from the Nicosia and Athalassa Formations, and a certain number of fossil sea corals, both solitary and colonial from Alaminos and environs.
    Please contact me if interested. Cyprus has little printed material on local palaeontological resources. Willing to co-operate.
    Please keep my address secure and do not display. If you wish sample photos to examine, please send a reply e-mail address to my e-mail above. Promise not to flood you, but 20-30 pics won’t kill the satellites. If I have any specimens you would particularly like to handle, they can be mailed as long as I retain the photo rights. Thanks.
    My greatest interest is in the Bryozoa.

  16. Steve Snowballon 10 Sep 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Would it be possible to use your photo “9-Liostrea-hisingeri-shale-Lavernock” for a forthcoming publication on fossils of the West Dorset Coast. The oysters are found just across the Dorset/Devon border at Pinhay Bay but your photo will save me a trip!
    Many thanks

  17. Mark Wilsonon 10 Sep 2018 at 6:13 pm

    No problem, Steve. Use it as you wish. Good luck!

  18. Nancy Robertson 05 Nov 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Hello Mark, a fellow member of the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society lead me to your very informative blog site. Since some of your posts were based in our area of north east Mississippi, and we often coordinate with George Phillips, I was wondering if I could publish a few of your articles in our club newsletter, The Nugget. Would credit the source of course! Thank you.
    Nancy Roberts
    Pres. and Editor for NMGMS

  19. Mark Wilsonon 06 Nov 2018 at 9:56 am

    Hello Nancy: Yes, you may publish any of my blog posts you like. I’m honored! Best Wishes, Mark

  20. Michal Wintzon 16 Mar 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Hello I am a novice fossil collecter. I didn’t start out to be one. I was prospecting hematite for jewelry and found what appears to be molds,castings, and some soft tissue covered in hematite. I have read many articles on this subject. I would like to know if you have information regarding this subject. Thank you for any help you can give me. The forum I am on called it an iron coccretion sorry about spelling. What I have found is what looks like a complete eyeball either fossilized by hematite and clay or is covered by it. Hematite only forms in or near water I’m thinking Cretaceous as Texas where I live was covered twice by ocean and I’m finding molds and possibly casts. I live near Nixon but don’t know what geological area. Thank you again for any help.

  21. Mark Wilsonon 16 Mar 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Hello Michal: Hematite is very common and found in many forms, quite often as oddly-shaped concretions. You can send me images if you want my opinion. I’m pretty sure you don’t have a fossilized eyeball, sorry to say.

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