Field work travelog – Day 16, Stuff Happens

Our plan this morning had been to head to the Natural Trap Cave site and set up camp. Well, things didn’t work out that way.

It’s always something. Continue reading

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Field Work Travelog – Day 15, Onward and Northward

This morning we left the Hanna Basin. I’m always a little sad to go. It’s like an old friend. I know it’ll be there waiting for me,  but knowing that it will be at least a year before I go back makes me very very sad.

Camp on our last evening. Sad to have to leave.

Camp on our last evening. Sad to have to leave.

I also know that leaving the Hanna Basin will lead to bigger and greater things. And that’s what’s next for me.

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Field work travelog – Day 14, Another view of the Paleocene-Eocene boundary

Today was another long but productive field day. We decided to take a look at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary in a slightly different part of the field area. Continue reading

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Fields work travelog – Day 13, Of seeds and fruits

Today’s focus was the entirety of the Hanna Formation below the lake beds around camp. Continue reading

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Field work travelog – Day 12, the Paleocene-Eocene boundary

Today has been a delightful day. Much learning was had. Our crew now includes expertise in paleobotany and stratigraphy, so we walked all around the rocks that bracket the Paleocene-Eocene boundary. Continue reading

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Field work travelog – Day 11, we’re back

After a night in Laramie for showers and resupply, we’re back in the field.

This time the team has added five new members.

Only craziness can result.

Stay tuned!

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Field work travelog – Day 10, Regrouping and highlights

We’re back in Laramie for the night after a difficult four-day stint in the field. Tomorrow we re-supply and head back out for the next step in the adventure.

Here are some highlights so far: Continue reading

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Field work travelog – Day 9, So much measuring

It was a hot one today. Running out of water was a theme, not one I like to have. Ever.

But we survived and successfully completed the needed tasks. Continue reading

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Field work travelog – Day 8, More section and hobby indulgence.

Today was a very productive day for us. We measured 213 meters of section, all the while collecting rock samples at 1.5 meter intervals.

End result: lots of rock samples. Continue reading

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Field work travelog – Day 7, Part 1 complete

A successful second full day in The Breaks.

We’ve completed one measured section (about 180 meters) and have one more similar-lengthed section to go. Continue reading

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