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Oman’s Geological Triple Point

Qantab is a village at the eastern edge of the Muscat metropolitan area, it’s hemmed in by steep rocky hills, and flanked by a

The Road to the Moho

I spent last week in the Sultanate of Oman, working with my colleague Professor Anne Rasmussen to setup a William & Mary study abroad

Wadi Bani Ghafir at Sidaq Gorge – Water versus Rock in Oman

In January I had the good fortune of visiting Oman to explore the country’s magnificent geology.  November 18th is Oman’s National Day and in this

Oman’s Mega-Sheath Folds

Oman is a sunny place and cloudy days are rather uncommon.  On Friday, January 10th we awoke to cloudy skies over Muscat.  Today was the

Dispatches from Oman: Juxtaposition

A new semester awaits 11,000 kilometers away in Williamsburg.  Time to depart Oman, but before heading west towards home there was one last mountain

Dispatches from Oman: Fodder for the Tectonic Cannon

I’ve been in Oman for over ten days and seen plenty of deformed rocks—it is what I came for.  What follows are a series

Dispatches from Oman: We’re with the Band

After four days of field work in the Western Hajar Mountains, Alex and I returned to Muscat to get clean and then joined up

Dispatches from Oman: Wadi Jizzi – standing at the bottom of the Tethys Ocean

Our travels in Oman took us north from the capital region in Muscat to Sohar, a drive of some two hours along the Batinah

Going Global

Last week the William & Mary Geology department played host to a group of international geoscientists that descended upon Williamsburg from Japan and Oman.