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 […]

Gladstone Gladiators on Neoproterozoic Roads and Cambrian Terranes

As we began our journey from central Virginia back to Williamsburg, our team immediately began to reminisce on the last four days spent in the field. The van was smelly and weighed down with rock samples to be analyzed, elements that could only mean one thing: the “Gladstone Gladiators” (derived of course from our mapping […]

Preparing for Geologic Mapping in Central Virginia

Geology is inherently a fieldwork driven science. Many of the answers I seek to my geologic research questions won’t be found in a lab or book. Instead, my project will feature hundreds of hours of on site research within my study area. The goal of this project (to map the Gladstone quadrangle in central Virginia) […]