Category Archives: Geology

Garden of the Gods – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods 1805 N 30th Street (at Gateway Rd) * Manitou / Colorado Springs, Colorado * 719.634.6666 * http://www.gardenofgods.com/ * http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=545Originally first published May 9, 2009 by Thomas Baurley Garden of the Gods is a unique natural geological … Continue reading

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Gingko Petrified Forest

Gingko Petrified ForestVantage, Washington. http://parks.state.wa.us/288/Ginkgo-Petrified-Forest Article by Thomas Baurley on 12/3/2016 ~ Enroute to a archaeological survey I was doing, we stopped the night at Wanapum State Park only to discover next door was the GIngko Petrified Forest. What a … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier, Washington One of the largest mountains in North America, Mount Rainier, otherwise known as Mount Tacoma is the highest mountain in the Cascade Range and is an active strato-volcano, also being one of the most dangerous volcanoes in … Continue reading

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Cairns and stacked rocks

Cairns and Stacked Rocks By Thomas Baurley The stacking of stones is a widespread cultural practice all around the world. You know it is a remnant of modern, historical, or prehistoric cultural manufacture because they were not placed there by … Continue reading

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The first USGS Gauging Station 1889

USGS Gauging Station 1889 * Embudo, New Mexico * (south of Taos) * http://md.water.usgs.gov/publications/presentations/md-de-dc_rt98/sld002.htm * As studying stream and river flow patterns, power, and conductivity became a passion with the U.S. Geological Survey, they established their very first gauging station … Continue reading

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Pecos Valley Diamonds

PECOS VALLEY DIAMONDS New Mexico, one of the nation’s most mineralized states, contains a very large quantity quartz (Si02) . ” This ubiquitous mineral occurs in every district and in many forms. The crystals known as “Pecos Valley ‘Diamonds” however, … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

            The Great Sand Dunes * http://www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm * One of my favorite parts of Colorado is its great diversity in the ranges of the Rocky Mountains. One of those hotspots of “oddity” is the vast … Continue reading

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Thawing permafrost vents gases to worsen warming – Yahoo! News

(Copied/Cross-posted using WordPress “Press This” applet)   WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive amounts of greenhouse gases trapped below thawing permafrost will likely seep into the air over the next several decades, accelerating and amplifying global warming, scientists warn. Those heat-trapping gases … Continue reading

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Gibraltar Falls (ACT, Australia)

Gibraltar Falls * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * Gibraltar Falls * Corin Road * Namadgi National Park * +61 02 6207 2900 * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * One of the first waterfalls that I had a chance … Continue reading

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Mesa Arch @ Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch Mesa Arch Mesa Arch TrailRound trip hike: 30 minutes; 1/2 mile loop (0.8 km)This short relatively easy trail leads to Mesa Arch, one of the most scenic and accessible stone arches in the Island of the Sky District … Continue reading

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