This piece of glaciated breccia from the Brussels Hill meteorite impact structure in Brussels, Wisconsin is probably one of my favorites in my collection. It’s not the oldest, nor is it necessarily the prettiest, but it holds one of the best stories. This rock began its life ~440 million years ago during the Silurian Period.… Continue reading Glaciated breccia: A three-part rock story
Had a really great time presenting my research at the North-Central Geological Society of America meeting in Madison, WI today!
The Earth will never catch up to the moon (let’s hope), but the number of Ordovician craters may soon takeoff. That’s because it’s easier and cheaper than ever to sniff out the shocked minerals that confirm an impact. My work on my impact site, Brussels Hill in Wisconsin, is featured in this article, which is… Continue reading Crater Hunters Find New Clues to Ancient Impact Storm
Finally in Vancouver for GSA! I’ll be presenting Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Holey Solar System session, some come to learn about Brussels Hill!
Just got the official email that my GSA abstract has been accepted, so I’ll be heading out to Vancouver, BC in October! I’m giving an oral presentation in The Holey Solar System session, so I’m partially terrified but pretty excited. It’s crazy seeing my name up there with the leading experts in the field of… Continue reading Presenting at GSA!
Had a great day out at my field site with my professors! Spent a bit of time in the quarry and most of the afternoon trekking through the forest in search of outcrops. Here’s a photo of some lovely, smooth glaciated breccia we found!