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Red Rock Canyon and a Hanging: Geo Travels

When normal people go on vacation, they love spending time on the beach, going shopping, resting by a clear, blue pool, getting a massage at a spa — you know, those wonderfully pampering trips. But, as any of my family…
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Rocky Mountain Majesties: Field Camp Adventures

I was 33 when I went to geology field camp, prior to graduation with my Bachelor’s.  Five of us were headed to the same destination from the University of South Florida that year, so it was nice to be amongst…
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Oh no! Why is there a sinkhole in your backyard?

The worst sinkhole I’ve ever seen developed at an 84-year-old man’s Brooksville, Florida home following tropical storm Debby last year.  At first, the house and property became inundated with water, but then sinkholes began opening up in the front yard….
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Gators, snakes and a pink suitcase: my first day as a field geologist

My very first experience as an employed field geologist was in June 1998.  I had graduated in August 1997 and wasn’t called by the engineering firm for eight months, so to say I was excited was a bit of an understatement….
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Are you born to love geology?

As I think back on my younger years, I don’t remember ever thinking that I wanted to be a geologist, or scientist of any kind for that matter.  I dreamt about many of the careers most young girls did in…
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The best rock cycle diagram I have ever seen!

I’ve gotta admit, as geeky as this sounds, I’m pretty excited over this rock cycle diagram I found at www.geologycafe.com.  I wish I had this available while I was in college, because it not only shows the different processes in…
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So, who’s the Rock Head?

I’ve been told for years that all I have are rocks in my head, so I thought I’d start a blog to shake some of them out and clear my thoughts as I journey onward in this interesting, yet hectic…
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