Category Archives: Lessons From the Field

Lessons From the Field #4: Elevation matters

In a continuation of my previous discussion about my trip to Death Valley this March, I wanted to bring up the profound impact elevation has on temperature.  When we arrived at Furnace Creek the first night it was in the … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Field #3: Don’t feed the !@(*&# wildlife

This past March I went on a great geology field trip across northern Arizona, eastern California, and southern Nevada and Utah.  The biggest stop on the trip involved two days in Death Valley National Park.  This park is huge, and … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Field #2: Always keep the cooler latched shut

In November of 2008 I had the pleasure of going on a field trip to Arkansas as part of an undergraduate mineralogy course.  We camped at Lake Ouachita State Park near Hot Springs.  This area is a great place to … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Field #1: Snakes like warm rocks

Last summer my wife and I went down to southern Ohio for a few days to, among other things, poke around for fossils.  Southern Ohio has a large number of exposures of fossil-bearing sedimentary rocks spanning almost 200 million years … Continue reading

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