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Rosetta Stones

Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

Prelude to a Catastrophe: "Something Dramatic"

The earthquake activity at Mount St. Helens had built to a crescendo. When a volcano shakes this hard, it almost always spells trouble: magma rising, an eruption imminent.

June 21, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Oceans of Ore: How an Undersea Caldera Eruption Created Jerome, Arizona

"The town and its fluctuating fortunes are a humble reminder that much of human history has been influenced by the vagaries of the geologic processes that shape the land we inhabit, form the minerals from which we construct our civilizations, and produce the riches we covet." -Lon Abbott and Terri Cook, Geology Underfoot in Northern Arizona .

June 3, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Angular Unconformkitty

(I figured I'd do a repost by way of introducing you to Geokittehs. Evelyn Mervine and I - okay, mostly Evelyn - have discovered cats make excellent geological models.

May 4, 2012 — Dana Hunter

A Landscape in a Hand Sample: To Transform

Were you afraid I was Meatloaf? We did two out of the three major rock groups, and then a whole week goes by, and perhaps some of you wondered if I decided two outta three ain't bad.

April 30, 2012 — Dana Hunter

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