Dr. Wulff Basking in an angelic glow of the lava tube skylight. These lava tubes are formed while lava is still flowing. As the surrounding outside lava cools the inner parts or the tube drains out creating the cavern. Tubes can range from 15 meters to 50 meters wide. Lava tubes have several fascinating features like this skylight Dr. Wulff stands in. Two such skylights create a bridge feature. You also get flow lines and lava-cycles. These caves are fascinating wonders of geology. #wkugeology #mojavetripwku #wkustudyaway #lavatubes
Isaac in the skylight of a Lava Tube. The way the light plays off the jacket was impressive to see in person. #mojavetripwku #wkugeology #followforgeology #wkustudyaway #followforfollow
Found the Axis of the fold at Rainbow Basin! Rainbow Basin is an amazing spot to study as an aspiring geologist. It has 6 folds and 9 different faults. #wkugeology #wkustudyaway #rainbowbasin #mojavetripwku
Eating at Platas in Barstow Cali after a long day of hiking and geology #wkugeology #mojavetripwku #foodie #dinner
This was one of the best moments on the trip. I was very homesick and Mexican food is very much home for me. I also ordered in Spanish which rocked.
#wkugeology #wku #homeschoolkidslearnmore #homeschool Here my daughter is holding her favourite silicate stone, uvarovite garnets. Uvarovite garnets are the ugrandite garnet group with a chemical formula: Ca3Cr2Si3O12. The green in this lovely garnet is caused by chromium. It is identified by it’s dodecohedran shape in groupings of small crystal, isometric crystal system and by it’s emerald green colour. The mineral is very rare and this sample at WKU is one of few they have.
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