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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 “Monday Geology Picture” here's a shot of a pretty granite boulder that I spotted during a forest hike in the Constantia region of the Cape Town, South Africa. No doubt, this boulder consists of ~550 million year old Cape Granite. There's no scale in this picture, but the boulder ...
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Over the next two or three weeks I'll be sharing some pictures from my recent week-long holiday in March to the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. A week is not nearly enough time to fully explore this beautiful part of the world. However, my husband and I managed to see a fair amount!
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Like many geologists, I like to decorate with rocks. This week's “Monday Geology Picture” features some rocks on a shelf in my living room. There's many more rocks on this shelf — this picture just shows a few of them. What do you spot in this picture? Among other things, I see an orthoceras ...
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On Monday I shared one picture from a recent hike to Elephant's Eye cave in Silvermine Nature Reserve here in the Cape Town region of South Africa. Today I'm sharing some more pictures from that hike, which took place last weekend. I really enjoy hiking to Elephant's Eye.
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Ever wonder about the lovely artwork that is featured in my blog title? That artwork was inspired by a real picture, which I've decided to feature in this week's “Monday Geology Picture” post. The above picture was taken in Wadi Rum, Jordan back in 2007. Wadi Rum is a magical place.
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Earlier this week I shared a picture of a few books on diamonds that are on my current reading list. I've also mentioned in a couple of previous posts that I'd like to share with you a little information about some of the geology-themed books that I've read recently.
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Today I'm sharing some more pictures from our recent holiday in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. You can see my first post about an impressive waterfall here. Today I'm sharing some pictures from an area known as The Midlands. This region is located inland of Durban and Pietermaritzburg ...
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Boulder's Beach is a popular tourist attraction in the greater Cape Town area. At Cape Town International Airport, a small section of the airport has been decorated to resemble Boulder's Beach, giant (fake) boulders and all! I enjoy walking past this decorated area every time I travel to the ...
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How cool! If I could lift them, I would do my entire house in boulders :-)
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A few weeks ago I participated in a kayak race on the Berg River a few hours north of Cape Town, South Africa. I went on a short warm-up paddle the evening before the race. While on this paddle, I couldn't resist checking out some soil horizons that were visible along the river in several places ...
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This week's “Monday Geology Picture” post features a natural rock formation that resembles an elephant. A small cave named “Elephant's Eye” is located at the eye of this rock elephant's head. The elephant consists of Table Mountain Sandstone and is located in the Silvermine Nature Reserve here ...
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For today's “Monday Geology Picture” post I thought I'd share one shot of the Great Barrier Reef that my husband took during our vacation to Australia last year. Stay tuned for some more pictures from that trip! One of the items on my blogging to-do list is sharing some more pictures and ...
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If you want to present at the 35th International Geological Congress, which is being held in Cape Town later this year, it's not too late to submit an abstract! The deadline is January 31st. I plan to submit my own abstract tomorrow. Come and join me at the congress! There are going to be some ...
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Spofford, NH - Boston, MA - Cape Cod, Ma - Amman, Jordan
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Geologist, writer, traveler, aspiring polyglot.
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  • 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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