Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wasatch Fault Flyover

This video is a flyover of the most active fault zone in the interior of the US. It is overdue for a large rupture.


A large quake could be very damaging to a lot of people and structures.

Harry Allen

Gigapan Panorama Photography

Did you ever want to take Super detailed Panorama Photography? Check out the Gigapan system --It is a automated panorama robot to take many many shots with a simple digital camera and put them together as a "Gigapan " It would be great for the Geology shots that just don't quite fit in the viewfinder

Geologic Froth

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Geology of National Parks

Planning you trips for nest year? Check out the geology before you go on your nest road trip:

Geology of National Parks

Harry Allen

Petrified Forest

Here are some photos from a Triassic dino fossil dig in the Petrified Forest N.P.

Chinleana: Petrified Forest Fieldwork Photos - 2008

Harry Allen

Friday, December 19, 2008

Where does your oil come from?

Here is a map that shows where our imported oil comes from.

RMI's Oil Imports Map - RMI MOVE

Harry Allen

| Drillers break into magma chamber

Hot news they drilled into a magma in Hawaii. I'll bet the drillers were surprised.

BBC NEWS Science & Environment Drillers break into magma chamber

Harry Allen

Monday, December 15, 2008

100 Things You've Done Meme: A Geologist's Version

This is an interesting post about the 100 geology things you have done or seen.

Geotripper: 100 Things You've Done Meme: A Geologist's Version

Who has seen the most Geothings?

Harry Allen

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Colorado Plateau Geology Class

Colorado Plateau Geology Class -- Yavapai College Community Education (Non Credit)

Terry Steinborn and I are teaching a class on the Geology of the Colorado Plateau which will be followed by a Edventures field trip to see the Geology of many of the National Parks in Utah and Arizona within the Colorado Plateau .
The class starts Feb 12 and goes for six weeks. It is being put on by the Yavapai College Community Education department. It is scheduled for 9 to 11 on Thursdays. To register call the office at 928-717-7755 or mail in the form available on the web site:

Yavapai College : Community Education

The contact person at Community Education is Heather Hurst -- heather.hurst@yc.edu

The follow up field trip is going to be 7 days (six nights) --April 18-24 and look at most of the Colorado Plateau's Geology and National Parks. These are the highlights of the trip and the rough itinerary:

1. Prescott to South Rim Grand Canyon to Kanab
2. Zion to Bryce Canyon
3. Grand Staircase/Escalante to Capitol Reef (Torey)
4. San Rarael Swell to Arches to Moab
5. Canyonlands to Moab
6. Monument Valley to Canyon DeChelly
7. Petrified Forest to Prescott

The field trip will be through the Yavapai College Edventures Program. Registration should begin near the first of the year.

It would be a good idea to sign up for the class early so they can find us a good classroom with enough room for all. We don't want to turn anyone away.

Harry Allen