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Metamorphic construction

Metamorphic construction

Author’s Note: This part of a weekly series on geology for a class I am taking this semester at BYU-Idaho. This week’s prompt required students discuss the use of metamorphic rocks in construction. Other posts from this assignment can be found under the “Geology 111” category. I find marble counter tops to be awesome, but that’s not the only place you’ll find marble. It is also used on floors, as sidings on buildings such as the Taj Mahal in India…

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Carson Sink rocks

Carson Sink rocks

Author’s Note: This part of a weekly series on geology for a class I am taking this semester at BYU-Idaho. This week’s prompt required students find and take a picture of a sedimentary rock. Other posts from this assignment can be found under the “Geology 111” category. After looking at the prompt, it was not hard for me to decide to head out to Carson Sink. I wrote a little about Carson Sink a few weeks ago, but that was…

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Salt is my favorite mineral

Salt is my favorite mineral

Author’s Note: This part of a weekly series on geology for a class I am taking this semester at BYU-Idaho. This week’s prompt required students to find a mineral in their local area and explain what it is. Other posts from this assignment can be found under the “Geology 111” category. Featured Image: The Great Salt Lake Desert as seen from Interstate 80 near Wendover, Utah. (Personal photo) Okay, no, I didn’t go out in nature to find this mineral,…

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