Sunday, 22 November 2009

100 Things Geo Meme - additional

17. Living and fossilized stromatolites Yep. They took us to see some at Summer School in 2009!


Nearly a year went by there without posting in here at all. I have some back-dated things that I need to log, so I'll get onto that and it won't look so bad!

In the meantime, I have subscribed to Deposits Magazine, which is fabulous, after getting myself a free sample copy back in July. It's already mnaged to clear up some issues I had with some of the terminology from Summer School. I now grasp exactly what / how hardground is formed. I mean, they showed it to us at School, but it wasn't clearly described. I don't think one person there just said "formed during times of low sedimentation rates."

*headdesk* it's all so obvious when pointed out in simple language.

The last local booksale was a bit of a waste of time, but I did manage to pick up a cheap copy of The Discovery of Evolution. Currently reading it on the loo - like you needed to know that...

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Isle of Wight

Unfortunately we went over a weekend when the tides were annoyingly high for most of the day, so there was no rock-bothering to be done or dinosaur footprints to find. Instead, we made up for it by going to Dinosaur Isle and looking at the fossils and the models.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Revolutions in the Earth by Stephen Baxter

Finished this book today and logged it on Shelfari.

Excellent read.

Friday, 31 July 2009


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Herring bone cross stratification. They told us that this is rare and this particular area is a very good example.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Graphic logging day at Scremerston. This was my section:

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It wasn't as exciting as the next one up:

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Lepidodendron root ball!!!

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Christmas Carol

I find it very amusing that a Christmas Carol supposedly about the birth of Christ is actually about the birth of Bonnie Prince Charlie!

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him!