Callan Bentley (Mountain Beltway) recently started a geo-meme based on the book “101 American Geo-Sites You’ve Gotta See”. Here’s my list!
Massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and rocks being forces together with so much pressure that they bend and fold. This place was at times home to some of the deepest reaches of the oceans and the highest mountain peaks in sky. Now, millions of people are unaware that they are living within 20 miles of what geologists may consider a front row seat.
Garden of the Gods is one of the most spectacular geologic formations in the United States, and maybe even the world. While the park was opened to the public in the early 1900s, it’s history began long before that…over 300 million years ago.
Some favorite (and popular!) songs containing lyrics which reference geologic processes and phenomena.
A few months back, I had the pleasure of creating this poster – in conjunction with the Kent State Geological Society – for the Department of Geology at Kent State University. The poster was created for use at an upcoming event and is now hanging in the hallways of the Department and will be used at future events.