Monday, March 27, 2006

First riding of the season

March 26, 2006 Sunday bike ride. it was very cool and windy.
On Saturday I rode and my feet got very cold from the wind blowing through my riding shoe. As it is designed this way. So instead of paying 40-someodd bucks for the neoprene overboot I just slapped on two pieces of duct tape to block the wind. and it worked great.

Is there anything duct tape can't fix?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Mt. Meader (2782'). Seemed taller. But this was a fun hike. a good easy trail day. thou, the upper 0.7 mi of the trail was pretty icy. Posted by Picasa

Bear Track Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 03, 2006

How To Draw Mohammed

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Stretched Andalusite

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This pic I took shows an andalusite crystal that had been stretched (extension) then recrystalized. D1--> M1 (well in this stand alone frame). The yellow oultine in figure B highlights the exterior white muscotive and andalusite cores.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Masters Thesis

In 2004 I completed my Masters Degree from SUNY Albany in Geology.
This is the map I made. I made it by converting the topo quad of some type of GIS file to a CAD file. Then I was able to add all kinds of overlay info. I figure I have at LEAST 100 hours into it. The quad is skewed about 3 degress clockwise because it was a bum scan and I didnt fix it when I did the map. Whatever.
To read my abstract click HERE.
Posted by Picasa I plan on posting more of the thesis here in the future. I have many cool photos (PPL and Cross Polar Photomicrographs) and diagams that'd make for entertaining viewing. Next Ill post a larger version of the slanted center inset graphic on this map. It shows some real cool deformed quarts veining, strong foliation and a granite dike.

The basic concept I belive I discoverd is that this section of the Norumbega Fault Zone shows evidence of sinistral (left lateral) deformation. As opposed to dextral (right lateral, like the San Andreas) motion.