Monthly Archives: May 2009

Acadia National Park – Paleozoic rocks 2

In the Devonian a whole series of intrusive igneous rocks formed in what is now Acadia (intrusive rocks are igneous rocks that cooled below ground, without erupting at the surface). Advertisements

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Acadia National Park – Paleozoic rocks

While the Pleistocene ice sheets caused all kinds of dramatic modifications to Acadia National Park, the actual rocks there are lower Paleozoic in age. Because it’s late, and there are a lot of these rocks, tonight I’m only going to … Continue reading

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Acadia National Park – Glaciers

We spent today driving around Acadia National Park, on the Maine coast. Acadia has remarkable geology (to go along with interesting biology and great scenery), and interpreting it has almost been made too easy. An online book, The Geology of Mount … Continue reading

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Dinosaur State Park

I have an intense stretch of field work coming up over the next three months. As a way to take a deep breath before the work starts, we’re taking a quick family vacation to Maine this week. Maine is too … Continue reading

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Beckley – Boxley Quarry

This morning Jim Beard, Denny Casey and I accompanied Charles Craddock of Boxley Materials to Boxley’s quarry near Beckley, West Virginia. The VMNH collection is a little thin on Paleozoic plant fossils, so I was hoping to find some nice specimens to … Continue reading

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Carmel Church microfossils

VMNH has an excellent scanning electron microscope installed in the lab next door to my office. Jason Lunze, our SEM technician, is working on testing some aspects of the SEM software so I gave him some samples of Carmel Church … Continue reading

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