Tag Archives: Geology

The pressure-pulse hypothesis

An ominously unfinished report from long ago. Continue reading

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True blue?

Can this blue mineral really do what some claim? Continue reading

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Edie Acaran

Your view of things depends on where you’re looking from. Continue reading

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Agates are like people

It’s what’s inside that counts . . . Continue reading

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Tragedies of Aberfan

The tip slide was one; the failure to heed the knowledge of the past sufficiently was another. Continue reading

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London underground

A geologist’s picnic Continue reading

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Barite

A filthy job, but something’s got to do it . . . Continue reading

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When continents collide

At the Open University, Dr. Clare Warren researches what happens to rocks when continents collide. Keep a lookout for Clare, Dice with her if you dare! Continental collision’s her scene: What is burial’s relation To rude exhumation? (Of rocks metamorphic, … Continue reading

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Font

Where you can’t see the wood for the boulders. Continue reading

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Geoarchaeology

The benefits of combining ’ologies. Continue reading

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Fishing nets and Cornish pasties

A pair of wacky analogies Continue reading

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On the naming of dung-stones

The geologist, mineralogist, and determinedly eccentric Reverend Willam Buckland (1784–1856) was the first to give a name to a type of fossil about which his colleague, Dr. William Wollaston, believed Georgian England would probably have preferred not to talk. You’ll … Continue reading

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Scratching the surface

The Earth is not impressed . . . Continue reading

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Boring Chalk

For a tunneller, certain Chalk strata have undesirable characteristics, such as the presence of hard flints or sand-like phosphatic chalk. Tunnelling is expensive, but so are delays and damage to tunnel boring machines which hit unexpected geology. So engineers planning … Continue reading

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Hell’s Kitchen

If you’re an oil shale, you need to have been there. Continue reading

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How St. George lost his Land

Down, but not out Continue reading

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Paradigm lost

You can stretch an interpretation of the evidence just so far . . . Continue reading

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Bracklesham Bay

Or David Bone’s Bay? Continue reading

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Paludina

Beware of imitations Continue reading

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New Titanomyrmaland

A Queen’s royal progress Continue reading

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Glendonite

A technique for dedicated geologists only Continue reading

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A girl’s best friend?

And more. . . Continue reading

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Whodunit?

The case of the ex-Period Continue reading

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Stratford-upon-Bytham

What’s in a name? Continue reading

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Chondrules

A hint of ancient provenance Continue reading

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Dora the borer

Penetrating polydora Continue reading

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Oh, I wish I could keep all me teeth

Easy come, easy go Continue reading

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Horsham Clay

Let’s call a spade a spade Continue reading

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Ice and fire

A message from below Continue reading

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Wellsite

An IMA reject Continue reading

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Ray’s day

The name of the beast Continue reading

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The Bubnoff

Units of immortality Continue reading

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SHRIMP-date your zircon

Zircons aren’t forever Continue reading

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Hilton’s highlights

For Gentlemen only Continue reading

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Quinquelocalina

Little things save a lot Continue reading

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Forever amber

Petrified sunlight! Continue reading

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The good old London Clay

A capital material! Continue reading

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Darwin’s trouble

A geologist’s affliction Continue reading

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No sex, please

Ostracods can do it hemaphroditically Continue reading

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Old iron

In fact, very old iron. . . Continue reading

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Google-earthing

Following the Arun Continue reading

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It’s a turbidite’s life

In deep water Continue reading

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Frozen in time

Dorset’s coastal heritage Continue reading

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The building stones of Sussex

Like Sussex people Continue reading

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The Baggeridge way

Congealed in the Weald Continue reading

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Small wonders

Little gems Continue reading

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Meteoritic SOS

An alien voice Continue reading

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The Great man-made River

It’s big in Libya Continue reading

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Lite bites

A grand day out? Continue reading

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Owain’s bird

A bird in the sand is worth telling your parents about Continue reading

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In Mary Anning’s footsteps

An ichthyosaurial tour Continue reading

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Widgiemoolthalite

Would you adamite and eveite it? Continue reading

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Hostile coexistence

A stone-age argument Continue reading

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No way

Here yesterday, gone today Continue reading

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The Pompeii worm

Some like it hot Continue reading

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Rory’s Chalk

A finely divided lithography Continue reading

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Flight-ready

One small step for. . . Continue reading

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Old Father Thames and the pebble counters

Clast lithological analysis Continue reading

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Triarthrus

Symbiotic boredom Continue reading

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Sussex marble

A local speciality Continue reading

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Seismic saviour

How to find oil and gas – possibly Continue reading

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The Neanderthal way

Exposed in Norfolk Continue reading

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Firm foundations

Advice to building designers Continue reading

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A rainy day in Southerham Grey

Fossilin’ in the rain Continue reading

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The fossil digger’s song

A ‘coprolite industry’ anthem Continue reading

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Dawn tyrant

Quills and thrills Continue reading

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The sincerest form of flattery

Screwed up Continue reading

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Home and colonial

A modular lifestyle Continue reading

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A Horsham Stone roof

A stoney dome Continue reading

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Fault lines

Pride comes before a fall Continue reading

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Earth to Mars. . .

Facing up to the Red Planet Continue reading

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Rest in Peacehavem

Ammonitic foresight Continue reading

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Sexual dimorphism

It can be fun! Continue reading

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Oolite

Say it right Continue reading

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The hole

Paradise lost Continue reading

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Martian methane

Where could it have come from? Continue reading

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Baryonyx

What’s in a name? Continue reading

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Obsession

I can give it up at any time Continue reading

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GBH

A Sussex fossil finder Continue reading

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Of royal extraction

Subterranean Surrey Continue reading

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Shark ark

How to survive Continue reading

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The ingenious petrologist

A misunderstood breed? Continue reading

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Crystal Alice

Nothing new under the sun? Continue reading

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Sorry!

I’ve cracked it! Continue reading

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Opabinia

A tribute to an ancient beauty Continue reading

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Damsel in distress

The Big Question Continue reading

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Plate tectonics

To Hell and back Continue reading

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Plate tectonics – an alternative hypothesis

A paradigm shift? Continue reading

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Pikaia

Greetings to an ancestor Continue reading

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The fossil record

Have you heard it? Continue reading

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Tethys

An early case of downsizing Continue reading

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Selsey Bill

The Midas touch Continue reading

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Iggy

A dumbed-down Iguanodon Continue reading

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The hunter’s cry

Another cautionary tale Continue reading

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Motivation

A second Moses Continue reading

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Ageology

How not to lie about your age Continue reading

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Why?

A good question Continue reading

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Getting together

How the Kingdom became United Continue reading

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Earthquakes have no morals

The backside of life’s rich tapestry Continue reading

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Charmouth’s revenge

A cautionary tale Continue reading

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