Saturday, March 16, 2013

Geology Sighting

We took a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo recently and were happy to find a few geology exhibits.  In the "Texas Wild!" portion of the zoo you'll find some information about some local soil and some of the layers underneath:

A little further down you can make your own sand.  Inside the "roller thing" you'll find rocks and shells.  As you spin it and they crash against each other, small pieces break off and sand is born:

And as a non-geologic bonus, here's a great big rattlesnake:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Oil Boom of Ranger, TX

Here's a quick look at some history of the oil boom of Ranger, TX: