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Augers v. Augurs

These are augers.   This is an augur.   The free dictionary defines augur as follows: n. 1. One of a group of ancient Roman religious officials who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens. 2. A seer or prophet; … Continue reading

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Could an iPhone be a useful field tool?

Help us brainstorm the ultimate geological mapping app
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Field Pack Amenities

[a post by Anne Jefferson] Adding to the meme begun by Short Geologist (requirements for a field hotel) and followed on by Maria (requirements for a field vehicle), I’ll present my requirements for a field pack. The topic has been … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts for geologists: the emergency option

It might seem pathetic, but…
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Christmas gifts for geologists: toughen up your gear

Other suggestions: [Beverages] [Cameras] [Maps] The field is no place for equipment that needs to be coddled; anything that is not at least moderately proof against rain, dust, and drops is going to quickly become dead weight. One option is … Continue reading

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