Tag Archives: Stratigraphy

Fishing nets and Cornish pasties

A pair of wacky analogies 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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Whodunit?

The case of the ex-Period Continue reading

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Horsham Clay

Let’s call a spade a spade Continue reading

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Nicolaus Steno

Danish common sense Continue reading

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An old pair of genes

Beware extinct nomeclature Continue reading

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