Snow wrote:You cant call the playa sediments shales anyore than you can call a pile of sand a sandstone, or a shale a slate. Sure MAYBE someday they will become preserved as shales but without the time, pressure and heat there is no Shale about it, they are just alluvium. MAYBE i'd let you call them posssible shale precursors. We don't call hops beer or grapes wine now do we?
I'm a Mackay alum. myself.
Snow wrote:They aren't even really cluing us in on their technology, but we are told we will be recieving some kind of power recievers on the playa, they did NOT want us to get one before hand. I'm intrigued.
bm_cricket wrote:theCryptofishist wrote:bm_cricket wrote:Bob wrote:Funny how clay magically turns into shale when you hire a geologist.
Geologists aren't the only ones. I've had doctors turn "sprained ankle" into a 8 word, 32 syllable mess.
You should see what they did with my ankles.
Mine too. March 23th I had an FDL/FHL transfer with FDL reconstruction, calcaneous osteotomy, and a hardware extraction from a previous botched surgery. Ain't modern medicine great?!
I'm really enjoying this discussion, guess I'm a geo-nerd too then. I almost minored in Geology, but went for the art degree instead. Is there a geo-camp at burning man? If not, maybe there should be.Fire_Moose wrote:Nerd practice is still going on, huh?
EmilyD wrote:I'm really enjoying this discussion, guess I'm a geo-nerd too then. I almost minored in Geology, but went for the art degree instead. Is there a geo-camp at burning man? If not, maybe there should be.Fire_Moose wrote:Nerd practice is still going on, huh?
professorzed wrote:It makes for a good drink mix too. Scotch and soda, gin and tonic, etc. Quinine is the stuff in the soda water that gives it that 'mediciney' taste, and prevents you from getting malaria in hot, damp, swampy climates.
Why New England? Because they are so prim? So English?professorzed wrote:This is a bit off topic perhaps, but is vinegar popular as a condiment anywhere in the United States? New England perhaps?
To ensure the best possible protection, we first examined dust from the Black Rock Desert, where the WLR attempt is held. This examination, conducted by Pall's Scientific and Laboratory Services, established that approximately 85% of the test sample contained dust particles smaller than five microns.
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