Monday, March 27, 2006
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?
Posted by Joe Renda at 3/27/2006 07:41:00 PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
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.
Posted by Joe Renda at 3/03/2006 11:02:00 PM
Thursday, March 02, 2006
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.
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.
Posted by Joe Renda at 3/02/2006 08:03:00 PM