Sunday, August 11, 2019

From Alaska to White Sands

Lopez Island, Odlin County Park

White Sands National Monument. Gypsum from Delaware Sea, Permian Basin. 20 million years old!

T-Mobile Park is a retractable roof baseball park located in Seattle, Washington during Hutch Award Luncheon.

Beach sand from a beach near Homer, Alaska. Homer is a small city on Kachemak Bay, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. A focal point is the Homer Spit, a long strip of land with shops, art galleries, seafood restaurants and beaches. Fishing boats dock at its harbor. Galleries also cluster on Pioneer Avenue, near the Pratt Museum, which shows local art and artifacts, including a pioneer cabin. The Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center has wildlife exhibits.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On the rocks

The fossil lady!

 Geologists' top ten favourite seaside holiday spots

The Geology of the Outer Hebrides is really important - as the predominant rock type is a Lewisian Gneiss - a metamorphic rock which is astonishingly up to 3 billion years old, making it the oldest rock in Britain - two thirds the age of the Earth.

The Lewisian complex or Lewisian gneiss is a suite of Precambrian metamorphic rocks that outcrop in the northwestern part of Scotland, forming part of the Hebridean Terrane and the North Atlantic Craton.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

About collecting

A great read about collecting from one of my online friend, Jim Rienhardt, (met him on Pinterest), who helped me start my collections.

Here it is

Saturday, July 21, 2018

New from Newfoundland

I am very lucky to have friends that travel. My friend spent almost two weeks hiking and exploring Newfoundland. So thank you! For thinking of me.

Here are some wonderful geological descriptions of the areas The Tablelands are situated in Gros Morne National Park, a 1.2 billion year old ocean floor and UNESCO world heritage site. A region that looks more like Arizona than Newfoundland. A flat-topped mountain of scorched orange and red desert that is part of the Appalachians mountain range. Ancient peridotite rocks are found in the Tablelands. So rare they are usually only located deep in the earth’s mantle.

 Dover faultline

Truce Island (Sunnyside) was an historic meeting between English and Beothuk took place on or near the island in 1612. The Peace Garden was built to commemorate this occasion in 2012. The island was also used by French troops to hold English prisoners during the Winter War of 1696 - 1697.

History of Newfoundland and Labrador

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A fun travel story about being blown away by Newfoundland

I love these kind of sites!

Structural geology of Newfoundland

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Glacier National Park

Athabasca Glacier scree*

Lake Agnes Tea Glacier Lake (above Lake Louise)

Num Ta Jah Lodge, Base of Bow Falls/Bow Glacier on Columbia Ice Field (Stony Plain Indians)

Moraine Lake scree from "moriane" push by glaciers then pulverized

*Scree is a collection of broken rock fragments at the base of crags, mountain cliffs, volcanoes or valley shoulders that has accumulated through periodic rockfall from adjacent cliff faces. Landforms associated with these materials are often called talus deposits. Talus deposits typically have a concave upwards form, while the maximum inclination corresponds to the angle of repose of the mean debris size.


I only have a sand collection because of the very generous friends and coworkers I have! They travel and bring me some incredible bags of sand! Jim even gave me a detailed map!

Tanana River, Alaska

Chena Marina, Alaska
Koole Lake, Alaska
The North Pole
Santa Claus House