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“Nevada...a land that is geology by day and astronomy at night” ― Richard G. Lillard, Desert Challenge: An Interpretation of Nevada
“Nevada...a land that is geology by day and astronomy at night” ― Richard G. Lillard, Desert Challenge: An Interpretation of Nevada

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World Traveler to Masters student in northeastern France - Part Deux learning France!
Arriving in Lille to attend school has been an adventure, to say the least. To be a graduate student from America attending a French university has been filled with some unbelievable issues to overcome (administrative matters). Here are the top ten issues t...
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The Problems of a World Traveler: Part Une
Arrived in France - 04 Sep 2016 Sunday morning at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Aeroport in Paris is definitely something everyone should experience. I can only imagine what it is like on a weekday! Prelude to my arrival. My student visa arrived on 28 Aug, and so...
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Spare Time Rules...Geology Scrapbooks In the Making
One of the best things about being out of school (until August anyways) is that I can do the things I have not been able to do for quite some time. One of the long-listed items is to put together some scrapbook pages of all my geology trips I took while at ...
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Grad School in France
Last April, as I was preparing for graduation and life after college, I met up with my academic advisor to talk to him about grad school. I am the first person in my family to attend a four-year college and earn a degree, and as such, I had no idea what was...
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"Disgraceful"...really? No, it is criminal.
You might have already heard about the University of Oregon's Lambda Chi Alpha's frat party at Lake Shasta on Slaughterhouse Island that allegedly 1,000 students attended. The party is not the problem, it was the aftermath left behind. Students left trash, ...
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Sierra Snow...in May!
Last March, meteorologists reported that the El Niño ocean surface temperatures were changing rapidly and that El Niño weather patterns were weakening,  and also by next Fall we may experience the opposite of El Niño weather, called La  Niña.  Today, while ...
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Finally...graduation is here!
As I walked to the Paul Laxalt Mineral Engineering building on campus to take my final Final exam as an undergraduate, I pondered how many times I made this same walk the past two years, and how time has flown by.  The Final was at 8AM for Environmental Geo...
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Geology Field Camp Part 3
At field camp the geology student must apply many aspects of their education to the their field experience. From the basics learned in Geology 101 up to your senior year geophysics class or rock-forming processes (mineralogy). All those seemingly heterogene...
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Pancake Summit Part II Hiking Pancake Summit was the first challenge I faced at UNR Summer Geology Field Camp. Being many, many moons older than the "kids" in my class, overweight, arthritic, and studded with neurological pain was to say the least - interes...
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Geology Field Camp - Part One One of the dorm rooms at the Field Station New Ruth, Nevada is small mining town located in central eastern Nevada, near Ely. New Ruth is the home of  the Robinson Mining Company open pit copper mine, and the University of Neva...
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