Death Valley Geology

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Sparky of SoCal
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Death Valley Geology

Post by Sparky of SoCal » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:04 am


I have no idea why Gowergulch42 did not share with this site this very informative presentation he did for a Oregon something or another rock people group. This guy if I remember right, correct me if I'm wrong at times has a hard time keeping his Jeep shinny side up but I think he is smart he understands why Death Valley is what it is. He can also find a way for me to understand it. Give it a look see would ya.

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Post by Gowergulch42 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:59 pm

Every section of this presentation could have been easily expanded into an hour presentation of its own! I greatly expanded my own understanding of some complicated features, and had to cut out a lot of stuff that I could have waffled on about for hours.
Check out my reports and informative ramblings at http://dvexplore.blogspot.com

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Post by bluegreen kayak » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:22 pm

Thank you Sparky for posting this, and to Andrew for giving this talk. I can't say I understood everything, but if I keep listening to this type of information, I do start picking it up. It delighted me that after watching some Great Courses talks I knew what a pluton is and what subduction looks like. Death Valley is an amazing place.

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Re: Death Valley Geology

Post by Sparky of SoCal » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:22 am

I had a chart with the different time periods and life forms illustrated while he talked it helped me to put things in some sort of perceptive.

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Post by Gowergulch42 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:41 am

These time spans are so abstract; it's very difficult to try and explain them or make them seem real. Historical Geology was an entire course I took a few years ago, just about the history of the earth and trying to grasp these timelines.
Check out my reports and informative ramblings at http://dvexplore.blogspot.com

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