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Field Photo: Falling Trees

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Although it’s an even-bet which tree is coming down first, physics and gravity dictate the second will come down mere moments later.

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Field Photo: Kitimat, BC

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Location: Central coastal British Columbia, Canada Access: Decommissioned forest service road; it’s crown land and you’re permitted, but it’s a strange hike to do for fun. Geologic Setting: Kitimat Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the Western System of the … Continue reading

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Labradorite

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For Ron Schott’s labradorite geomeme inspired by Sandatlas’s Lunar Anorthosite, I present to you my absolute favourite chunk of the prettiest rock.

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Geotourism: Lighthouse Park, BC

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Lighthouse Park is located in West Vancouver, BC, accessible by the #250 bus route. The shoreline is primarily quartz diorite, the exposed roots of long-eroded volcanoes from this subduction zone’s violently volcanic past. The granite is cut with (much younger) … Continue reading

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Fieldgear: It’s all about the Spray

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One of the most important shelves to visit when packing for a field job: bear spray & bangers, bug spray, bungee cords, cargo straps, first aid kits, and even more bug spray.

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Geophysics Bunker

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In honour of Halloween, our every-day creepy storeroom decent: You thought I was kidding about geophysicists as supervillains, yet what better location for an urban lair (or final stronghold to defend against the zombie hordes) than a concrete bunker hidden … Continue reading

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Fly-By Geomorphology: Kitsault River

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I’ve been flying over the Kitsault River a few times a day for three weeks. The last 24+ hours of rain increased the sediment load, changing the river from clear blue to muddy brown. The water level also increased, filling … Continue reading

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Fly-By Geomorphology: Meander Scrolls

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Creep

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Fly-By Geomorphology: U-Shaped Valley

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