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The first part of my report on the field work that I did in Kazakhstan this year focussed on the stuff we had done in the South. Here is part II which is all about the Dzhungarian Fault. You’ve never heard about this fault? That’s easily [...]
The 16 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering will be held from 9-13 January, 2017, in Santiago de Chile. Note that the deadline for short abstracts submission is 23 November, 2015! Abstracts can be submitted via this link. This meeting comes [...]
Forty years ago today, mariners on the Great Lakes were hanging on for their lives, and over 200 of them did not succeed. An intense low pressure system was crossing the Great Lakes, with winds gusting to well above hurricane force, and waves the [...]
White Rim, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Tyler Knudsen; ©
After reviewing links on my 2009 blowpipe tests post (spurred on by this recent comment on another post), I decided to do a little more research concerning field tests for gold, silver, and other metals (primarily; some of these links are for [...]
We're continuing to live-blog Richard Waitt's excellent tome, In the Path of Destruction. Content note for this edition: there's a lot of human and animal death. Volcanic eruptions are exciting, but...
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A comment on this recent post reminded me that I haven't directly addressed one of the most intimidating parts of the consulting biz: being billable.
Because consultants are mostly paid by the hour (and even for lump-sum projects, I've always [...]
This fossil was found in the Waldron Shale of Clark County, Indiana USA. It appears to be a Desmograptus micronematodes graptolite. The fossil dates to the Silurian Period
The Fricot Nugget at the State Mineral Museum in Mariposa, California
As I noted in the last post, California has some unique landscapes that are unfamiliar to most visitors, specifically karst topography. Karst results when a region is underlain [...]