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Evelyn Mervine
Attended Massachussetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program
Lives in Cape Town, South Africa
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For this week's picture, here's a view of a salt pan on Intaka Island, a small nature reserve in the Century City area of Cape Town. I often go to Intaka Island to paddle in a kayak on the canals surrounding the island. On Saturday morning I went for one of my usual paddles, and then in the afternoon I ...
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There are ten shopping days left before Christmas. Do you have a geologist in your family but are not sure what to buy him or her? Never fear, the annual Georneys “What to Buy a Geologist for Christmas” list is here! Below are ten great gift ideas for geologists. If you don't see something that ...
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Several old maps of Africa on display. I love when maps are used as decoration! The skewness of these maps upsets my ODC tendencies, but in a way it also adds to the charm of the display! Earlier this year I visited a local wine farm here in the Western Cape of South Africa, and there I saw a ...
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For this week's Monday Geology Picture, here's a lovely travertine tile that I spotted in the Cape Town International Convention Centre, which was the site of the 35th International Geological Congress that I attended last week. Posted in: Monday Geology Picture, travertine No ...
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This post continues my daily blogging about the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) being held in here in my home city of Cape Town, South Africa. You can read my post on Day #1 here. Today was another busy day at the congress! In the morning I attended a few talks on the history of ...
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For this week's “Monday Geology Picture” here's a picture of a spectacular sand-filled room in a house in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, Namibia. I visited this diamond mining ghost town back in 2014, and you can find more pictures from that visit here. If you ever visit Namibia I highly recommend a visit ...
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For this week's picture here's an example of one of my favorite minerals: stichtite, a lovely purple-colored chromium and magnesium rich carbonate. I saw this particular sample of stichtite for sale at a rock shop. Stichtite comes in a range of purple shades, from a pale pinkish purple to a rich ...
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Today I'm continuing my blogging about attending the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) in my home city of Cape Town, South Africa, this week. You can find my first two posts here and here. The congress finished today, but I still need to write up my blog posts about days 3, 4, and 5.
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While I'm busy reviving Georneys, I thought that I should revive my “Monday Geology Picture” posts. Today's picture features a Namibian desert landscape along the road to Fish River Canyon in Namibia. After I finish blogging about the International Geological Congress, which I'm attending this ...
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Geologist, writer, traveler, aspiring polyglot.
Education
  • Massachussetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program
    Ph.D, Marine Geology, 2006 - 2012
  • Dartmouth College
    B.A., Earth Sciences and Arabic Language & Literature, 2002 - 2006
  • Westover School
    High School Diploma, 1998 - 2002
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Spofford, NH - Boston, MA - Cape Cod, Ma - Amman, Jordan