Tag Archives: geochemistry

How we measure the chemical composition of Earth materials

San Diego, CA – If you’ve been following our adventures, you know that we’ve started a project on Black Mountain with our collaborators at the University of San Diego. We’ve dedicated a significant portion of our time in California to … Continue reading

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Team Yorkshire gets all geochemical

BRYN MAWR, PENNSYLVANIA–When we last saw Mae Kemsley (’16) and Meredith Mann (’16) in this blog, they were celebrating the end of their Senior Independent Study summer fieldwork on the coast of North Yorkshire, England. This weekend the three of … Continue reading

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ICP-MS OSU Adventure

[Guest bloggers: Mary Reinthal and Chloe Wallace] In five days, three Wooster geologists prepped and analyzed over 50 samples, ate tons of food, and learned a lot of science. Okay, maybe not tons of food, but we did eat a … Continue reading

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The power of hand-held x-ray fluorescence analysis comes to Wooster

WOOSTER, OHIO–Dr. Meagen Pollock, our mineralogist-petrologist and instrument scientist extraordinaire, should be writing this post, but she was off campus during this event. It is left to the paleontologist, of all people, to file this report. Despite my technological naïveté … Continue reading

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Theory to Practice: An Early GSA Abstract

This semester, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching a special topics lab course in geochemistry. Given our new lab facilities, I decided to approach the class as an analytical geochemistry course. We explored sampling strategies, data quality, and the theory … Continue reading

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Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – If you haven’t been following my twitter feed (http://twitter.com/meagenpollock), you may not know that I’ve been at the 2011 Cutting Edge Workshop on Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry (twitter hashtag #sercMPG). Expert educators have gathered to discuss … 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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