Dec 19 2013

New at Rosetta Stones: Why Geologists Aren’t Worried About Ending Up on the Naughty List

Some of you may remember when I originally discussed why naughty geologists have no fear of what’s in their stocking, but you may enjoy it again – especially since there are added bonus pictures!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to do something naughty so that Santa will fill my stocking with coal. Yay!


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    You make it sound like geologists are trying to get on the naughty list.
    And that’s exactly what you’re doing. *sigh* With role models like these, how am I supposed to get my children to behave???

    And – wait a minute – orange-red waterfall… chemotrophic bacteria… This is ringing a bell somewhere. (Although my vote’s still on iron deposits, I’m sure you’ll be going through the options.)

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    Here’s to getting a nice lump of anthracite and none of that bituminous crap!

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    Hope you get a visit from Santa and not the Krampus………

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    My Dad was a geologist, and none of us kids could figure out why you wouldn’t want some fun coal for a gift. Mind you, we got up to enough mischief with some of his display samples (galena is fun!) that the lack of coal in our house may have been a defensive move by my parents!

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