Episode 7: Missouri Geology Field Trip - Beer, Blues, and Elephant Rocks

11.26.2020 - By It's Sedimentary, My Dear: A Geology Podcast

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Jane interrupts our scheduled discussion of tsunamis to take us on a Magic Schoolbus-like field trip to Missouri’s Elephant Rocks State Park. Along the way we learn a bit about Missouri’s history, and culture (mort importantly the three Bs of St. Louis: Beer, Blues, and Barbeque). We also learn cool stuff about the geology of this Gateway to the West state. Granite domes & tors abound! And in the immortal words of Miss Frizzle, “Seatbelts, everyone!”
Our sources for this episode are:Process geomorphology (5th ed.), Ritter, Kochel, & Miller.Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology (9th ed.), by Tarbuck & LutgensThe Missouri State Parks page for elephant rocks state park: https://mostateparks.com/park/elephant-rocks-state-parkField Trip No. 6: Rapakivi Granites and Related Rocks in the St. Francois Mountains Southeast Missouri by Kisvarsanyi and HebrankGeologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri, 2nd ed, revised by VineyardMusic for It’s Sedimentary, My Dear is provided by Solar Sleighs.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can also contact us through our website sedimentarymydear.com.

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