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Re: Amateur Geology

#21  Postby Sendraks » Apr 13, 2017 12:35 pm

For some reason this thread had completely past me by, which is a shame because it is a delightful and informative tale of you and your boys geological adventures. Bookmarking in the hope of future updates.
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Re: Amateur Geology

#22  Postby crank » Apr 13, 2017 12:54 pm

Have you seen this series of videos? I stumbled on this one and decided I had to see all of them and I don't live anywhere near the area. The guy is really entertaining with an infectious enthusiasm. Recommended if you're into this stuff.
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#23  Postby felltoearth » Apr 15, 2017 11:45 pm

The_Metatron wrote:Tertius also found a pine cone, unlike all the other pine cones in the area:


He found it under this tree, which we haven't identified, either:


And, I suppose in hindsight, it would have been good to take a photo of the rest of the cones underneath that tree, but I didn't think of it. Gives us a reason to go back and do some more work.

I think it's a pinus contorta, commonly known as lodgepole pine. It's very exposed on top of a hill, which I read can cause them to grow like this.

Looks like a Douglas fir tree cone.

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