It being the start of a new year (the year 2010 to be precise), I have a few deep-time links for all you deep-time lovers (or would that be lovers of Deep Time?):
- The 2009 Geologic Time Scale: GSA
- Hutton's geology: ‘No vestige of a beginning – no prospect of an end’: OpenLearn
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Here, in non-chronological order, are a few of the geoblogospheric posts that have caught my eye recently.
The March, 2010, version of Where in the West (WITW) is really just an excuse to post a glacier picture or two.
Just a quick preview of a roadcut on Highway 36 near Susanville, CA, showing a basalt flow over some white [probably tuffaceous] lake sediments. The reddish baked zone
Callan Bentley at Mountain Beltway has had a couple posts up recently about mud cracks.
Three years ago today, while driving between somewhere and somewhere else, I came upon this cool oasis in the greasewood zone below the sagebrush steppe on the northeast side of Honey Lake, CA.
I took a road trip last week, south into Big Smoky Valley (MSRMaps), in order to grab a few photos from areas I visited in 1976 while on my thesis hunt.
I just returned from a mega-trip with MOH into central Oregon, where I met with family at an annual reunion-type affair on a basalt-capped bluff overlooking a small Oregon town.
I've been working on a Highway 50 roadside geology series for quite a long time, and have managed to get a few posts in every now and then, but have many more to go before I really consider it complete (could it ever be complete?).
Where in the West, if you might remember, features some [unknown] location in the western part of the northern hemisphere.
Ophir and Out ... well, to Middlegate, anyway.
And so, following on from the post "What is a Road Song," here is the essence of one of the three road tapes I made in the late 1980s.
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