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 […]

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) […]