Tuesday, April 30, 2013


This week is crazy-it's the last week of classes and I'm getting ready to head to a conference next week so I don't have time for a longer post.
Here's a quick picture of a rock I collected on a field trip this weekend from an outcrop just west of the MA-NY state line near I-90. The rocks there are part of the Taconic Allochthon. Some day I'll post more about this field trip.

This sample is 2-3 inches wide, depending on where you measure it.


  1. That is awesome! I love hand-sample sized bits like that.

  2. I may or may not have squealed a little when I found this one...

  3. I know I would've. I had a larger block, with three fold episodes from different directions and events, that I literally rescued from students with sledge hammers, by putting myself bodily between the hammers and the rock. Kinda silly, but that was a damn fine specimen.