Do you have any idea how hard it is to condense 1.75 billion years of history into a single blog post? Not to mention, I made myself thoroughly homesick in the process. Don’t get me wrong: I adore the Pacific Northwest, and it’s got some of the most fabulous geology in the world, but I grew up in Arizona, and it has got some utterly fabulous geology of its own. One of the best places to see it is in the old mining town of Jerome, Arizona. So come explore it with me in Oceans of Ore: How an Undersea Caldera Eruption Created Jerome, Arizona. It’s the first time Rosetta Stones will be joining the Accretionary Wedge, too, so if you’ve got champagne, break it out!
I’m going to go drown my sorrows in that 800+ page paper on Mount St. Helens now.