Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?

Geology, Continental Drift, Mammoths and Paintballing

Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out.  But paintballing?  Absolutely – check it out!  Like facts?  Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift.   Wegener’s  Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]

Geology, How it Began & Other Stories

When did Geology Begin

When did Geology Begin?   Not as silly as it sounds!  Geology can trace its origins to ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle for example.  There is also a report on the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD79 by Pliny the Younger.  Pliny was a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome.  This points to an early origin of the […]

Early Birds – fascinating fossils?

Early Birds A 50 million year old fossilised bird was found in Wyoming USA.   It is only 10 centimetres long.  Its well-defined feathers lead Paleontologist Daniel Ksepka  to think that it was an earlier cousin of humming birds and swifts.  It looks really cute.  A bit like a prehistoric cave drawing of a chick. […]

Labradorite What & how does it glow?

Labradorite

Labradorite – did you know? Beautiful Labradorite is named after Labrador.  Where it was first found.  No, not by a golden coloured sniffer dog ha! Labradorite Optical Qualities: Labradorite is a  highly prized and much admired mineral.  What exactly is it and why does it do that amazing glowing thing?  Labradorite is sought after and […]

Charles Darwin and other great reads..

Charles Darwin

 Of Charles Darwin: ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’, by Richard Keynes If you fancy a fascinating read, try  ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’.  It is  an account of Charles Darwin ’s travels on ‘The Beagle’.   It is by his great grandson, Richard Keynes.   Here are a few bits that made us chuckle… “I am quite charmed with Geology […]