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Oceans of Ore: How an Undersea Caldera Eruption Created Jerome, Arizona

"The town and its fluctuating fortunes are a humble reminder that much of human history has been influenced by the vagaries of the geologic processes that shape the land we inhabit, form the minerals from which we construct our civilizations, and produce the riches we covet." -Lon Abbott and Terri Cook, Geology Underfoot in Northern Arizona ...

June 3, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Angular Unconformkitty

(I figured I'd do a repost by way of introducing you to Geokittehs. Evelyn Mervine and I - okay, mostly Evelyn - have discovered cats make excellent geological models.

May 4, 2012 — Dana Hunter

A Landscape in a Hand Sample: To Settle

We began in fire. Let's quench that fire with a little water. Sedimentary rocks don't always form in water, mind, but many of them do. Sedimentary I'm cheating a little bit...

April 18, 2012 — Dana Hunter

The Real Heart of the Ocean

One hundred years ago, a ship sideswiped an iceberg on its way across the ocean, and the Titanic legend was born. Speaking of legend, James Cameron's film was so sweeping and dramatic that some folks think it must have been entirely fictional...

April 14, 2012 — Dana Hunter

My Most Important Geology Teacher

(This post first appeared on En Tequila Es Verdad. I republish it here for the handful of you who might have missed it there - I'd really like you to get to know Lockwood.

April 11, 2012 — Dana Hunter

A Landscape in a Hand Sample: "Of Fire"

Let's go back to basics for a bit. I've had a challenge thrown in my teeth. Southern Geologist didn't intend it as a challenge, I'm sure, when he* said, "The big picture/history drags people in much more easily than discussing rock types." But I'm a contrary sort of person...

April 9, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Friday Photos: Whidbey Island Erosion

Whidbey Island, Washington is a fantastic place to see glacial deposits while you enjoy some seascapes.You can also see excellent evidence of why it's not a good idea to build on a bluff...

April 6, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Suggestion Box

Thank you all for the very warm welcomes and gorgeous enthusiasm! You gave Rosetta Stones a fantastic launch.With introductions out of the way and the furniture pretty much arranged, it's time to get out in the field...

April 4, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Words With Rocks

The first thing geology ever said to me was, "Ouch!"I was five years old, and Mount St. Helens was busy erupting all over my teevee. I made it a get well card.

April 2, 2012 — Dana Hunter
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