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Wooster Geologists in ancient lakes

ZZYZX, CALIFORNIA–Today Team Mojave studied the remains of ancient lake systems in the dry, dry desert. Early in the morning we drove west from Zzyzx to the Harvard Road exit off Interstate 15 and took a series of sandy roads … Continue reading

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The Bonneville Flood and where it began

DOWNEY, IDAHO–Lake Bonneville has been one of the geological themes of my short visit to northern Utah this summer. The remnant wave-cut platforms of its shorelines dominate the geomorphology of the Logan area, and the lake sediments are the basis … Continue reading

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Ancient shorelines

LOGAN, UTAH–The Wooster geology team currently in central Utah pointed out in the distance Pahvant Butte which has a set of relict shorelines from the famous — and immense — Lake Bonneville. In the spirit of sharing common field experiences … Continue reading

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Cutting through the Paleozoic in northern Utah

LOGAN, UTAH–Logan Canyon cuts perpendicularly through the Bear River Range in Cache County, northern Utah. It neatly dissects a complex section of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks in the Logan-Huntsville Allochthon noted in my last post. Conveniently, US Highway 89 runs through … Continue reading

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Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle

Wooster geologists Terry Workman and Greg Wiles are joined by Alena Giesche (Middlebury College), Jessa Moser and Tom Lowell (U. Cincinnati) on Alaska’ Kenai Peninsula undertaking paleoclimate research. We are coring lakes in collaboration with The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge … Continue reading

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