This week the Geology Gents are “unmasking” the origins of the metamorphic rock gneiss so that we can learn about metamorphic rocks in general.
Last week we explored the tell-tale signs of igneous rocks. This week the Geology Gents explore the mysteries of sedimentary scenes. Next week: you guessed, metamorphic rocks!
This week the Geology Gents are doing a little digging into the backstory of one of our three rock types — igneous rocks!
The Geology Gents are on the case! Follow the clues and learn how to identify if the rock you’ve cornered is igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic.
This week’s Rockin’ Pop-Up explores the building blocks of rocks: minerals! Join Gavin and Graham for an exploration of how elements bond together to create the minerals that form various rocks.
Week two of our virtual Rockin’ Pop-Up is all about the tools of the trade! We’re thinking about the questions you must ask of the rocks that you find and the tools you will need to answer those questions.
The Geology Gents get us started with an introduction to rock types and an overview of rock formations in Santa Cruz.
Stop at a few geologically significant locations and see if you can notice where Purisima Formation sandstone meets the Santa Cruz Mudstone, learn to identify concretions, and ponder how erosion might impact the future of the Santa Cruz Lighthouse.
Learn more about local geology with our Rockin' Pop Up video series.
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Post by: Marisa