Monthly Archives: November 2011


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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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The Future of Fieldwork

One of the sessions at the Open Science: Friends of the Future un-conference focused on the future of fieldwork. Like every other session, it tied back to earlier conversations (particularly those regarding multi-discipline collaboration and handling extremely large data sets) … Continue reading

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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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