Aug
02

End of Summer Summary

My summer research is coming to a close, and I’m ready to head home from Williamsburg.  I’ve gotten a lot done, but I still have a lot of research to do this fall.  The surficial and bedrock contacts within the Lyman Quadrangle, as well as the location of the Thousand Lake Fault in that area…
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Jul
06

Home Sweet Williamsburg

I’m back from Utah!  I had a fantastic time doing fieldwork out in Wayne County, but it’s good to be back in Williamsburg.  It’s been tough adjusting to all the humidity, though… I miss the dry heat of the Southwest!  Our group consisted of five geologists: three current William and Mary students (including myself), one…
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Jun
06

Ready to go into the field

I leave for Utah tomorrow to start fieldwork, and I’m so excited! We’ll be there for almost a month mapping the area and collecting data for my thesis. I won’t have access to Internet (we’ll be camping for the rest of June), so this will be the last time you’ll hear from me until July.

May
22

The Kinematics and Age of the Thousand Lake Fault

My Honors Thesis focuses on the Thousand Lake Mountain Fault, located in the High Plains of central Utah. My research is a part of the structural geology subdiscipline of neotectonics. The study of neotectonics is relevant to understanding current seismic activity and contemporary topography as well as older geologic processes. Neotectonics is the study of…
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