Skip to main content

Stories by Dana Hunter

"Pyrite Is Not Born to Fool"

When last we spoke on the subject of fool's gold, I introduced you to several famous people who'd mistaken it for real gold. Imagine how they'd feel if we yanked them out of their respective eras and showed them you actually can get gold out of pyrite...

June 4, 2015 — Dana Hunter
Sneak Peeks from Frenchman Coulee

Sneak Peeks from Frenchman Coulee

Greetings from the dry side! B and I crossed the Cascades in search of lotsa lava for you, and we found plenty. Here’s a sneak peek! There’s a delightful juxtaposition between fire and water over here...

May 8, 2015 — Dana Hunter
The Nepal Earthquake: Link Roundup and How You Can Help

The Nepal Earthquake: Link Roundup and How You Can Help

The photographs taken by ABC Australia journalist Siobhan Heanue on Saturday, April 25th are eerie. The temple square in Kathmandu is peaceful, filled with people enjoying the beautiful structures, with birds perched on roofs and milling on the pavement...

April 28, 2015 — Dana Hunter
What Kind of Animal Are You?

What Kind of Animal Are You?

Happy Earth Day, everybody! Have you paused for a moment and considered what a nifty planet we live on? It’s got all kinds of great stuff!

April 22, 2015 — Dana Hunter
PSA: Bluffs Aren’t Bluffing – Use Caution!

PSA: Bluffs Aren’t Bluffing – Use Caution!

Bluffs are inherently unstable landforms. They’re gone in a geologic eyeblink, which means they can be dangerous. No matter how solid and stable that big, beautiful bluff looks, be cautious around it...

April 4, 2015 — Dana Hunter

Famous Fools for Fool’s Gold

So what would you do if I said, “Look! I got you some gold!” and handed you a chunk of this? Well, you would look at those lovely well-developed crystal faces, for one.

April 1, 2015 — Dana Hunter
A Perfect Book for Hooking Kids on Rocks

A Perfect Book for Hooking Kids on Rocks

Do you want to interest young children in geology? Of course you do! Not only is it one of the greatest sciences of all time, and even one that can be done on other worlds, it gets kids out in the fresh air (and possibly sunshine)...

March 24, 2015 — Dana Hunter
On This Day in 1980: Mount St. Helens Awakes!

On This Day in 1980: Mount St. Helens Awakes!

Don’t worry, Mount St. Helens isn’t exploding right at the moment (*sadface*). But if you’ll step into the Vulcan Mark III TimeMachine with me, we’ll go watch her wake up!...

March 15, 2015 — Dana Hunter
Women in Geoblogging II: Zombies! Plus Kittehs, Water, and Plants!

Women in Geoblogging II: Zombies! Plus Kittehs, Water, and Plants!

There are so many great geoblogs by women, and we’re working our way down the list. There’s quite a diverse collection today! GeoMika and SpaceMika by Mika McKinnon These two blogs by Mika McKinnon cover a huge variety of geoscience topics, and definitely put the science in science fiction!...

March 4, 2015 — Dana Hunter
Scroll To Top