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Wooster Geologists on the Gettysburg Battlefield

Gloria and I and our daughter Amy took advantage of the first days of Fall Break at Wooster to visit the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania, about a 5.5 hour drive from home. The weather was spectacularly beautiful, as you can … Continue reading

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What we do during I.S. Meetings

I had an I.S. Meeting with Sam Spencer (’11) this morning. This is what we did: Sam is working on the geochemistry of a ~200 million year old diabase sheet that intruded into a rift basin in southeast Pennsylvania. When … Continue reading

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PA Geological Survey Field Trip

Sorry to have kept you waiting so long for the ending of the PA diabase field trip. Last Friday, we spent a wonderful day in the field with a group from the PA State Geological Survey. After a week in … Continue reading

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A Short Update from the Diabase Quarries

We have an early morning tomorrow, since we’re running our NE-SE GSA field trip for the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. So, this post will be short and sweet. Here are a few of the highlights from today’s diabase escapades:

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My New Best Friend, Betty Lou

The weather was beautiful today – slightly overcast, brisk, perfect field weather! We spent most of the day sampling at the quarry. I could just imagine myself standing in the middle of a sill, surrounded by molten magma and crystal … Continue reading

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Planning for a Day in the Field

I officially started my summer field work today! Unfortunately, here in West Chester, PA, it rained all day. That didn’t keep us from being productive, though. Lee Ann and Tim (from West Chester University) and Loretta (from Lock Haven University) … Continue reading

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