Gladstone Geochronology – Update 6

I wrote yesterday about the insights gained from looking at thin sections to better understand the bulk composition of rock packages. Today, I want to write about one final key piece of the summer research puzzle: geochronology. Geochronology is a field of geology concerned with dating rocks, fossils, geologic events, sedimentation rates, and other geologic […]

Rock Descriptions and Thin Sections

A critical part of developing a geologic map is truly understanding the rock units we observe in the field. The way to do this is by developing rock descriptions. Rock descriptions, which are often initially derived at in the field and further expanded in the lab, are a tricky thing to nail down for a […]

The Sun Never Sets on the Gladstone Gladiators

As the summer research season begins to wind down, the Gladstone Gladiators are working overtime to understand to the underlying geology of the Gladstone quadrangle. The last few weeks have been extraordinarily helpful in achieving this goal. We have been processing our rock samples in the lab to better understand what we saw in the […]