Category Archives: field gear

Christmas gifts for geologists: cameras

Other suggestions: [Beverages] [Tough Gear] [Maps] The arrival of digital photography is one area where technology has really changed the geological fieldwork experience. Of course, photos will never completely replace a good sketch, but when there’s only so much time … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts for geologists: field beverages

Other suggestions: [Cameras] [Tough Gear] [Maps] Finding an appropriately rock-orientated present for a geologist might seem a daunting task to the outsider. Raiding an outdoors shop can be risky, since they already seem to own more field gear than normal … Continue reading

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Electronic field notebooks: useful, or pain in the posterior?

The UJ mapping class this year were piloting electronic field notebooks, with each group being given a PDA in which they could enter a locality, a description, and any structural data they were measuring. Especially with the structual data, this … Continue reading

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Are jeans sensible fieldwear?

One thing I noticed amongst the students on last week’s trip was that a fairly sizeable proportion of them were regularly wearing jeans in the field. You are unlikely to see British third year geology students opting for denim in … Continue reading

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