What are the essential pieces of field gear for a geologist – or in fact any geology enthusiast? What things should you have to explore the geology, look for minerals and get the most out of your field time?
Olivine is one of the simplest silicate minerals that can be found in igneous rocks on our planet. All the silicate minerals are made from the basic silicate mineral building block called the ‘silicon tetrahedron’ which is one silicon atom
So you have been successful in having your topic selected as one of the conference posters. Good job! Presenting a poster at a scientific conference is a real art. You want to be able to attract the eye of people
While high school students are taught about chemistry using simple examples of inorganic and organic substances, very few are exposed to the chemistry of the most abundant group of chemicals on Earth- the silicate group of minerals. Silicate minerals can
Too often scientists ignore talking to the public. They would rather spend all their “communication” time and energy talking about their science to their peers. They meet in hallowed halls and conference centers to communicate their science to their own.
Hawaii Lava Odyssey Three Full Days (4 night) Intensive Field Adventure 4-8 February 2018 – 3 full days + arrival and departure days. This three full field day (4 night) field trip on the Big Island of Hawaii will take
A geological hammer is often seen as an essential part of any field geologists equipment. Often called rock picks or geopicks, the geological hammer is also a symbol of our profession. And let’s face it, who doesn’t like to
Discover Iceland – Fire and Ice on a Mid-Ocean Ridge Two trips: a. K-12 Teachers of Science and Geography – pre-service, practicing and retired. (College/ University students are welcome to attend) b. All geology enthusiasts Summer 2019 (dates to be announced)
Cinder cones are volcanic features that are found at volcanic sites where there has been some form of fountaining activity. Fire Fountains are where lava has been ejected during an eruption up into the air where it cools and falls to the ground
The evidence for Plate Tectonics is very conclusive. It is very well supported theory, and while scientific debate continues about small parts or local effects, the overall concept is accepted as good as fact. So what are the pieces of