The gravel bars of Raccoon Creek

Today is the first day of class – but that doesn’t mean that we stay inside. I brought my GEOS 211 (Intro. to Rocks and Minerals) to Raccoon Creek for a lab on classification. Now, Raccoon Creek is great for random rock samples because of the large gravel bars made from a mix of local-derived material and distant material brought in through glacial processes.

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Welcome to the DU Geoblog

Welcome everyone to the first venture into the geoblogosphere by the Department of Geosciences here at Denison University. We’re hoping to show people a slice of what it is like to be a geosciences major in the department, some of the research that faculty are doing, show off pictures of the many field trips we do in the department and in general, get people excited about the geosciences.

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