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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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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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The geological setting of Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania

On July 3, 1754, colonial lieutenant Colonel George Washington fought and lost a small battle on this site in southwestern Pennsylvania. He and his 400 men had built this makeshift fort about a month before in anticipation of an attack … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

BRYN MAWR, PENNSYLVANIA–While visiting my friends and colleagues Katherine and Pedro Marenco at Bryn Mawr College, I visited the nearby Valley Forge National Historical Park. Everyone will remember, of course that this is the place outside Philadelphia that the Continental … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist at Fort Ligonier, Pennsylvania: Choosing your ground geologically

Fort Ligonier was built by the British in 1758 during the French and Indian War (or Seven Years’ War) along the Loyalhanna River in what is now Westmoreland County of southwestern Pennsylvania. It is a spectacular site today with a … Continue reading

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Glacial Features in Western Pennsylvania

SLIPPERY ROCK, PA – I’ve just returned from the March meeting of the Pittsburgh Geological Society. If you’re in the region and you’re not a member, you really should think about joining. On the third Wednesday of each month, a … 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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