Monthly Archives: September 2012

What Kind of Rock Lies Beneath the Northwoods?

As the young scholar wanders Skidmore’s northern woodlands, he or she may come across any number of rock outcrops. In all likelihood, those outcrops, when unweathered by Earth’s climate, will have a medium to dark–gray color and a fairly coarse … Continue reading

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To many people Geology may seem like its about rocks, and only rocks. Geologists look at rocks that tell them something about other rocks, for the purpose of understanding things about rocks. Geologists know otherwise, of course. Not only is a rock a … Continue reading

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Condit Dam

        The history of earth is a story full of the massive, brief events. Most of the time, we only catch a glimpse of the mark they left behind such as a turbidite from an underwater avalanche, or a ignimbrite deposit from an immense volcanic eruption. The geologist is left … Continue reading

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