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Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

The Glories of Garnet Mica Schist

All right, yes, I've been very neglectful lately, but when you see what I've brought back from the field for ye, you'll forgive me. Probably. If you like garnets, certainly.B and I returned to Icicle Gorge last weekend and did the whole loop trail...

July 20, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Baked Geology: Shelli's Rainbow Fault Cake

I'm back with more yummy geology. Literally yummy. This is geology you can really sink your teeth in to (as long as you brush them after).We're not talking that ginger licking of a rock and perhaps nibble on a corner that geologists sometimes do to determine what they're dealing with...

July 11, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Geogallivanting: A Field Report

I had the great good fortune this weekend to meet Anne Jefferson and Chris Rowan at last. It was quite the adventure! Check it out at En Tequila Es Verdad - it's fantastic enough with three amazing geologists (with me as chauffeur), but the yellowjacket attack makes it that much more exciting...

July 10, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Prelude to a Catastrophe and The Cataclysm: Links to Date

Can you believe it's been over a year since we embarked upon Mount St. Helens madness? And we're not even done with the lateral blast yet! We have pyroclastic flows, ash clouds, and lahars yet to come, but in the meantime, for those who wish to either catch up or review the series to date, I present to you all the links ...

July 3, 2013 — Dana Hunter

So, Yeah, That's Us in the New York Times!

The Geokittehs blog and our own Rosetta Stones made the New York Times , you guys! I wouldn't believe it, only it made the print edition, too, and I've spent an unmentionable amount of time running down copies...

July 3, 2013 — Dana Hunter


We've done Pompeii a few times round here. We had a nice, long, serious post, and then we had a bit of a sing-song. You could even sing along if you knew Latin.Now, courtesy of Coreen Tyers, we have got this: I don't even.....

July 2, 2013 — Dana Hunter

GeoKitten! Inverted Topography Kitteh

You love kittens, right? Who doesn't! And kittens are especially hard to resist when they illustrate neat geological concepts.Kirby and Luna belong to my friend B, and they are killer cute...

June 27, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Oreogeny! The Compleat Sequence

Did you know you can illustrate geology with food? It's true! And tasty. Just about every foodstuff can be dragooned in the interests of education - you're limited only by your imagination and the concept you wish to illustrate...

June 13, 2013 — Dana Hunter

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