NordSIM – Stockholm

Until now most of the posts have been about geologists traveling strictly for fieldwork. However, this is not the only reason geologists travel. Recently I made a non-fieldwork related trip to Stockholm, Sweden to use a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS) housed at their Natural History Museum. The NordSIM facility is operated as a collaborative […]

EGU 2012 – Vienna, Austria

City Center of Vienna EGU 2012 in Vienna has just ended. The conference was great. There were many interesting sessions and fabulous talks. There were a few talks that were more interesting than others. Here are my two favorites: The Greater India Basin Hypothesis by Douwe van Hinsbergen et al. Douwe talked about the discrepancy between the […]

Barrovian Metamorphism in Central Spain

George Barrow (1853-1932), a self-taught field geologist discovered systematic changes in metamorphic mineral assemblages in the Scottish Highlands. He further proposed that the sequence of mineral appearances was an indication of increasing metamorphic grade or the conditions under which the rocks were metamorphosed. The mineral sequence is thus: Chlorite – Biotite – Garnet – Staurolite […]