I haven’t posted anything lately because A. I’ve been away working at a mineral exploration project (see photo above) B. I’ve been working on creating an exciting geology course that should be out by December!
Hey that video doesn’t actually show anything, you say. The theme for this summer’s gem expedition was “things breaking”, and that included the video camera I took! So that’s all the footage I have: a few clips of that stormy flight, to an airstrip in the middle of nowhere. Three of us set out: myself [...]
It is possibly the biggest “cell” phone around, and weighs just about a pound. However it doesn’t suffer from Salt Spring’s terrible cell phone reception. This bad boy gets reception everywhere. It’s an iridium satellite phone. The Iridium story is fascinating. We studied it in business school. Light, smart cell phones with digital interfaces [...]
You see I found a dinosaur bone. More precisely, a Cretaceous marine reptile bone. That official looking title at the top was part of a report I received recently from Natural Resources Canada to document my little discovery. For months I’ve been telling people about this amazing bone sticking out of an outcrop near my [...]
For the sake of posterity, I’ll include an orthophoto of the most famous Salt Spring petroglyph: the seal carving in Drummond Park, Fulford Harbour. Rather than an artsy photo, I’ve put together an orthophoto so you can really see the shape of the carving. I really don’t know that much about the petroglyphs of our [...]
Here is the other petroglyph I noticed on Salt Spring. Does anyone know what it means? An orthophoto with background faded: Scale is about 12″ from top to bottom. Below is a stippled representation: Here’s my theory: This petroglyph was found near a known clam-digging midden. Perhaps the elongated head of the semi-human [...]
The most famous Salt Spring Petroglyph depicts a seal. You can see it at Drummond Park in Fulford Harbour. But everyone knows about that one… In my wanderings, I’ve found a couple of other petroglyphs around the island. I don’t really know if these are common knowledge, or even if people find this as interesting [...]
A Striking Vein: I was out for a little geological adventure the other day, as a fellow does. I came across this beautiful quartz vein. It struck right across a bright clearing, in an otherwise dark and mossy north-facing part of the forest. What really took me was just how pure white it was. Yes, if [...]