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Rosetta Stones

Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

A Landscape in a Hand Sample: "Of Fire"

Let's go back to basics for a bit. I've had a challenge thrown in my teeth. Southern Geologist didn't intend it as a challenge, I'm sure, when he* said, "The big picture/history drags people in much more easily than discussing rock types." But I'm a contrary sort of person.

April 9, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Friday Photos: Whidbey Island Erosion

Whidbey Island, Washington is a fantastic place to see glacial deposits while you enjoy some seascapes. Bluff at Penn Cove, Monroe Landing, on Whidbey Island.

April 6, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Suggestion Box

Our Suggestion Box o' Rocks. These are samples collected on my first field trip in Oregon with Lockwood DeWitt. There are some turbidites, a nice hand sample of pillow basalt, some basalt with lovely manganese, zeolites, and gabbro.

April 4, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Words With Rocks

The first thing geology ever said to me was, "Ouch!" Moi and Mt. St. Helens, together for the first time. Image credit my former roommate. I was five years old, and Mount St.

April 2, 2012 — Dana Hunter

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