Monthly Archives: September 2009

Bowen’s Reaction Series

In class on Monday, Professor Pillar presented an introductory overview of Bowen’s Reaction Series. The following evening, while reviewing my notes, I came across the diagram I copied from the PowerPoint. Although the diagram was not particularly difficult to follow, … Continue reading

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Conflict Diamonds…

http://geology.com/articles/blood-diamonds.shtml This article touches on the pretty controversial topic of blood diamonds. What are blood diamonds you ask? Blood diamonds are diamonds that are used as currency by territories that are classified as being “rebel” territories.  This “currency” is used … Continue reading

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This week of class was the most eventful of the year.  We finished up our rock identification lab packet.  Also, this week was the final week leading up to our first exam.  We got a chance to review and ask … Continue reading

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Minerals on Mars

I stumbled across and article called “Minerals on Mars Point to More Recent Presence of Water.” This article, from The New York Times, struck my attention not only because it was about minerals but because of the location of the … Continue reading

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Northeast Climate Change Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusettes and Rhode Island.

Being from the North East myself this article drew my attention right away. I have realized growing up in Connecticut that the winters have been changing each year they are not as cold as they used to be and we … Continue reading

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Geologic Time

Since we have our first test coming up, I thought that I would write my blog on the one subject that I have the most trouble understanding, Geologic Time.  To understand the geologic history of a given area, you must … Continue reading

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The Largest Mass Extinction of Life

Roughly 250 million years ago, nearly 95% of all life was obliterated; wiped away by a series of events that occurred after a massive volcanic eruption. But Earth has been through five disastrous mass extinctions since the existence of life. … Continue reading

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