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Keck GSA Abstracts

Wooster, OH – The summer portion of the Keck Iceland project is officially over, but our research isn’t finished. We’ll be working together throughout the academic year and will synthesize our final results at the Keck Symposium at Wesleyan University in April … Continue reading
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Black Mountain GSA Abstract

Wooster, OH – If you’ve been following our summer research adventures, you know that Amineh AlBashaireh (’18) has been hard at work studying the compositions of soils around abandoned mines in Black Mountain Open Space Park in San Diego, CA. She … Continue reading
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Keck Iceland takes over the Wooster Lab

Wooster, OH – Keck Iceland 2016 by the numbers: Scientists in Keck Iceland: 10 Time in the field: 14 days Pillows described in detail: >40 Samples collected: 71 Structural measurements made: 94 Photos taken: >2000 GPS data recorded: ridiculous With a few … Continue reading
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Keck Students Doing Rock Hard Research

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland – Guest Blogger Ben Kumpf (’18)               Continue reading

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The Sulfur Saga

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A Journey to the Land of Basalt

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland – Guest Blogger Ben Kumpf (’18)   Vesicles and phenocrysts are great characteristics to help differentiate pillow units. The large white dots are plagioclase phenocrysts and the yellow to green dots are inclusions of olivine.       Continue reading

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An Experience and an Upset

Reykjavik, Iceland – Guest Blogger Ben Kumpf (’18) Carl-Lars Engen (Beloit ’17), among thousands of Islanders gathered in the capital, Reykjavik. Fans were cheering on the national team in the Euro Cup round of 16 against England. We were fortunate enough to … Continue reading
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Wooster Alumni in Iceland

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland – Guest Blogger Ben Kumpf (’18) There is never a dull moment in the life of a Wooster geologist. This afternoon at the Lava Hostel, Keck students were surprised with a visit from Brian S. Carl, Wooster alumni … Continue reading
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Pillows, Trolls, and Dried Fish

Hafnafjörður, Iceland – Cara Lembo (Amherst), official Keck Iceland 2016 Guest Blogger. Greetings from rainy Iceland! After spending 4 full days in the field we are spending a rainy day inside discussing projects and compiling our data. We spent our … Continue reading
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Keck 2016 Arrives in Iceland

Hafnafjörður, Iceland – What a fantastic day! Dr. Ben Edwards and I are leading a 6-student Keck trip to Iceland to study a glaciovolcanic ridge. It was a long travel day, but everyone (and their luggage) arrived safe and sound. … Continue reading
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