When it comes to geology, few places are as wealthy as the Commonwealth. Just ask the governor.
The Buckmalson Banshees unravel the boundary between the Blue Ridge and Piedmont provinces of Virginia.
The oceanic fossil record is written largely in fluent shellfish. Paleontologist Rowan Lockwood used the copious amount of shellfish fossils to help chart background extinctions from ancient oceans.
Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary, has been recognized by her fellow scientists and educators for her contributions to the advancement of education in the earth sciences.
Cornwallis sank as he died, making a couple of revolutions on his way down, finally ending belly up and flippers akimbo, making a sort of “whale angel” on the ocean bottom.
When Geology on Wheels rolls into an elementary school, the star is usually obsidian—at least as far as the kids are concerned.
Appraised at $514,000, the collection of 115 minerals contains more than 500 specimens.
When it comes to the hard work of evolutionary paleontology, you can't beat the humble clam. Actually, you need a very large stack of humble clam fossils, because when you're tracing the mechanisms that drive evolution, you need a lot of individuals.
Join Professor Chuck Bailey's Earth Structure & Dynamics class for a look at William & Mary Geology students in the field.