What’s New at Rosetta Stones, Plus You Could Be a Rock Star in the Kitchen!


For those of you who rely on ETEV to keep you up to speed on happenings at RS, here’s a little list.

We’ve had a sing-song. If any of you are inspired to share your own favorite geologically-themed songs, you may do so at any time. I plan to keep the Tuesday Tune thing going for a while.

Figured it was time to republish The Seduction of Subduction, complete with many fresh new photos.

And for the Mount St. Helens aficionados, here’s how it changed everything.

As a special bonus for ETEV readers only, this is a super-awesome video I found whilst perusing geology songs on YouTube.

I may have to set up a geology kitchen, because that looks delicious.

Comments

  1. Trebuchet says

    Completely, utterly and totally off-topic:

    I hurled a pumpkin 714 feet yesterday. The 40 mph tail wind didn’t hurt.

    Off to Rosetta Stones now.

  2. lyle says

    Of course if you want geology in kitchens there is allways the igneous rock counter top (they call it granite but its not in most cases). For example have you ever heard of black granite, its more likley some form of gabrro. But of course you have a nice polished surface to look at the minerals on. Now an igneous petrologist might want a countertop composed of tiles of different rocks for variety.

  3. brucecoppola says

    I was just vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains, at the Adirondack Loj near Lake Placid. On the way home, proceeding toward Watertown to cross near Kingston ON, the rock in the road cuts went from pink granite-looking stuff, to warped layered stuff that I thought might be folded sedimentary but looked a lot like that metamorphic sample in the video, to limestone and, I think, some shale – definitely sedimentary. The sequence kind of makes sense: the heart of the Adirondacks, I think, is an ancient volcanic plateau with the igneous “roots” exposed by erosion and glaciation. Metamorphic rocks show up as you decrease elevation heading for the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario – maybe the remnants of altered country rock formerly buried under the flanks of the long-gone volcanos? Finally, the lower sedimentary rocks from the ancient shallow seas that covered much of what is now southwestern Ontario and my home state of Michigan, forming the limestone, and the reef that is now the Niagara Escarpment.

    Am I on the right track here?

    ‘Course, I wouldn’t have thought a whit about this stuff until I started reading this damn blog. Thanks a freakin’ bunch, Dana.