Dwelling in the Ashes

Very, very cool pictures of Kandovan village in Iran, where the dwellings are carved in to a tuff, which is basically rock made of compressed volcanic ash and other debris. This of course made me immediately think of the cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument, which are carved in to the Bandelier Tuff. Kandovan wins ...

A girl and her pet rock (4) 1

So I just realized that I owe a post for today. I spent my entire day working on my geology term paper, so I have nothing all that clever or interesting to say. So I guess instead of falling down on the job completely, I shall share the rough draft of my paper. Yay? Unfortunately ...

Finally, pictures!

I finally got off my butt and uploaded the photos from my two field trips. I was intending to get a flickr account, but didn’t feel like resurrecting my old Yahoo e-mail address. So let’s try Picasa and see how it works! Field trip 1Field trip 2 These are all the photos I took of ...

Backyard Geology: The Green Mountain Kimberlite

Unfortunately, I can’t provide very good directions to this one, and there’s a good reason for it. We drove up to Green Mountain (near Boulder, Colorado), got on one of the trails, and then at a random time just sort of bombed off into the underbrush. It involved going down and back up an extremely ...

Astronomy Picture of the Day with Devil’s Tower!

Astronomy picture of the day for July 29. Very, very beautiful. I love Devil’s Tower as a geological formation. I’ve only been there once, when I was just a kid, but I desperately want to go back some day soon. Beautiful picture! For a full look at the geological history of the Devil’s Tower area, ...