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A Frenzy of Fall Field Trips 4: Spy Rock

Once again, the 2019 Geological Field Methods class was on the move this past weekend. We were on a mission to collect a suite

A Frenzy of Fall Field Trips 1: The Rockfish River Watershed

Note: this is the first installment in what will be a frenzy of posts about recent fall field trips in the William & Mary Geology

Comfortably Disoriented in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Note: this post was written last September after the Fall 2015 Geology Department field trip, however it never got posted. As the Spring semester

Glimpses of the Past: the Catoctin Formation – Virginia is for Lavas

In 1969 Virginia embraced the travel slogan Virginia is for Lovers and at various times during the last 45 years William & Mary geology students have

Blue Ridge Rocks: the microscopic view

The Alberene Dream Team spent the summer of 2011 in the field working to understand the geology of the eastern Blue Ridge.  As summer

The Alberene Dream Team

The summer of 2011 will not be a quiet one in the Geology Department.  In addition to a full complement of Geology majors working

Who’s unconformable (Part 2)?

It took well over a week to crawl out from under the pile of 170 final exams, a ‘gift’ delivered by my Geology 110

Who’s unconformable?

I spent the spare moments over Thanksgiving break working to complete a geologic map of the Big Run watershed in Shenandoah National Park.  Fun