Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Peculiar Set Of Geologic Circumstances

Fossilization has been on my mind for several reasons, not the least of which is my having recently located a 270–ish million year old ammonite (read about the adventure here!).

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Permian limestones - where fossils are found

Monday, April 21, 2014

They Don’t Call It Fossil Hunting For Nothing!

Not too long ago a friend emailed me an intriguing image. 

What’s this? He inquired. 

Well, jeez, I replied. That’s an ammonite! Where in the world did you find that? 

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An ammonite from NW Arizona




Monday, April 7, 2014

Garnets In Paradise

Whoa! Has it really been since the end of February that I last posted anything? Time sure has its way of slipping quickly past us, doesn’t it? Happily, though, I have been out and about, geologizing myself and my friends into a fiendish frenzy while finding fascinating stuff. It has just taken me a while to write anything up.

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Ben and Cindy, in a place unofficially named "Garnet Hill"