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Chuck Magee
Works at Australian Scientific Instruments
Attended Brown University
Lived in Canberra ACT
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Geosonnet 26
A fibrous rock which lodges in the lung, Inhaling wisps of amphibole can kill. While chrysotile's damp mantle story's sung Asbestos brown and blue confuse us still. Sheared plutons from the Miocene contain Some common hornblende altered to cause death, What...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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Twenty-five sonnets over 4 billion years
For the last 6 months, I’ve been summarizing research
articles from the high profile academic journal Geology in sonnet form; trying
to distill the artistic meaning of the research, be it the methodology or the
interpretations.   The first 25 of these
sonne...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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The linear progressions we assume
sphericalize our precious holey cows
the certainty simplicities presume
breed dreamt-up facts we dutifully espouse...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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God DAMN.
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From flood basalt hot sulfur will exhale,
Across the dying planet, smog bank draped
The genie left the bottle, empty grail,
No evidence what long ago escaped...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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Blog hiatus
So, I broke my ankle back in October, and after surgery and as a result, work and parenting has sucked up pretty much all of my time. And the geosonnet backlog has finally run its course. Also, although the "moon boot" is marketed as bing for walking, it do...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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Damn. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I had a severe sprain in the spring, and it sounds like you have it much worse. Be well.
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The Permian extinction was severe,
though only callous geos call it "great."
Sulfur and carbon choked the atmosphere
Siberian eruption exhalate...
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Geosonnet 25
The Earth once had a frozen shell of ice encasing oceans, land, from pole to pole. The mystery: what process could suffice To kiss Snow White, rouse cryogenic soul. One theory says volcanic CO 2 Would slowly warm the Earth until the thaw As ice breaks up, t...
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On Mars and Venus air is CO two,
While on the Earth it is but a trace gas.
Our rocks and water scrub the gas into
The stable carbonates, which won’t degas...
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Our early atmosphere was quite anoxic
‘till early algae terraformed the Earth.
One grand event, replacing gasses toxic?
Or did O oscillate since life’s first birth..?
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The cratered lunar face preserves the song
Of bolide roller derbies eons past
But while the cold dead moon remembers long
The rains of Earth reshape the surface fast...
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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Why outer solar system exploration requires Mutually Assured Destruction.
I'm a geochemist. In the past ten years I've fixed mass spectrometers, blasted sapphires with a laser beam, explored for uranium in a nature reserve, and measured growth patterns in fish ears, and helped design the next generation of the world's most advanced ion probe.
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Occupation
Geochemist
Employment
  • Australian Scientific Instruments
    Geochemist, 2009 - present
  • Geoscience Australia
    Geochronologist, 2009 - 2009
  • Uramet Minerals
    Exploration geologist, 2007 - 2008
  • Australian National University
    Laboratory Technician, 2003 - 2007
  • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002 - 2002
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Previously
Canberra ACT - Sydney NSW - West Windsor NJ - Mountain View CA - Providence RI - Arlington VA
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Introduction
I operate and setup SHRIMP mass spectrometers for the company that builds them.
Education
  • Brown University
    Geology, 1991 - 1995
  • Australian National University
    Geology, 1997 - 2001
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