Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Peculiar Set Of Geologic Circumstances

Fossilization has been on my mind for several reasons, not the least of which is my having recently located a 270–ish million year old ammonite (read about the adventure here!).

IMG_6493Permian LimestonesNEFWFR
Permian limestones - where fossils are found

Monday, April 21, 2014

They Don’t Call It Fossil Hunting For Nothing!

Not too long ago a friend emailed me an intriguing image. 

What’s this? He inquired. 

Well, jeez, I replied. That’s an ammonite! Where in the world did you find that? 

An ammonite from NW Arizona

Monday, April 7, 2014

Garnets In Paradise

Whoa! Has it really been since the end of February that I last posted anything? Time sure has its way of slipping quickly past us, doesn’t it? Happily, though, I have been out and about, geologizing myself and my friends into a fiendish frenzy while finding fascinating stuff. It has just taken me a while to write anything up.

Ben and Cindy, in a place unofficially named "Garnet Hill"