By |2008-11-25T23:22:38+00:00November 25th, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, science generally|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The good thing about living near the geographic center of the continent (Belle Fourche, SD) is that we don't have to worry much about Tsunami waves.  This does not however diminish the significance of the recent disaster in the Indian Ocean.  When I first heard about the event, national news media were reporting a magnitude 8.9 [...]

Black Hills

By |2008-11-22T23:12:08+00:00November 22nd, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology|Tags: , , , , , , |

As you remember, a theme of mine is to remind you readers of the myriad ways that geology affects our lives.  Locally this is an easy task.  In this column, I simply point your attention a hundred miles to the east. The Black Hills are a local feature that we often take for granted.  How many times have you [...]

Extinction of the Dinosaurs

By |2008-11-20T23:01:38+00:00November 20th, 2008|Categories: Collecting Fossils, Dinosaur Ranch News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Geologic Column By Frank Bliss Extinction of the Dinosaurs? I am an active participant of  a 600 member strong internet mailing list consisting of experts from many countries in the many fields of Vertebrate Paleontology. The vertebrate part deals primarily only with animals that have backbones and the paleontology part means the study of ancient life. [...]

Yellowstone National Park

By |2008-11-15T23:04:06+00:00November 15th, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology|Tags: , , , , |

Yellowstone National Park We are around 400 miles as the crow flies from on of the great natural wonders of the world.  The geology that our first national park exhibits on the surface far outshines any scenic beauty that of course is very impressive as well. Even a child can tell upon a short visit, that [...]

My first Post

By |2008-11-12T23:08:55+00:00November 12th, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology|Tags: , , , |

This is the first of what I hope will be a series of discussions regarding earth sciences and particularly geology.  I have been a lifelong student of the earth since I first found a few fossils in a gravel pile as a child of 5.  I remember vividly the excitement of discovery of the unknown.  It [...]

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