• September 14, 2014 - Jessica M Warren

    Field class in the Trinity Ophiolite

    This September we returned to the Trinity Ophiolite in Northern California for a Stanford field class (GES 190: Advanced Field Methods). Read the student blog for the class here. We were joined by lab descendent Philomena Gan from Oxford University, who is a student with former lab member Lars Hansen.  

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  • June 26, 2014 - Jessica M Warren

    Too foggy for the Harzburgite Highway

    Three days of sampling in the Josephine Peridotite were not to be this June.      

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  • June 4, 2014 - Jessica M Warren

    Lab outing to the exploratorium

    To see out the academic year, we took a lab trip to the Exploratorium in SF. While simulated fog didn’t hold much appeal, shadow images, kaleidoscopes, geysers, heat sensors and cow eyeballs provided wholesome scientific diversion from pressing questions about mantle processes.

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  • December 20, 2013 - Jessica M Warren

    Congrats Suzanne!

    Suzanne Birner’s AGU presentation received an AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award and a honorable mention in the GeoPRISMS Student Presentation Competition. Congrats Suzanne! Birner, S., J.M. Warren, E. Cottrell, O.G. Lopez, F.A. Davis and T. Falloon, 2013. Variations in Oxygen Fugacity among Forearc Peridotites from the Tonga Trench, AGU Fall Meeting, V13I-02.

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  • December 17, 2013 - Jessica M Warren

    Xenoliths!

    Megan and Nik joined Jason Harvey from Leeds University for xenolith sampling in Arizona and New Mexico.

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  • November 18, 2013 - Jessica M Warren

    Lab Outing

    On the night before Halloween, we took a trip to the USS Hornet for Nerd Nite at Sea – part of the Bay Area Science Festival. Highlight of the evening: Drones!

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  • November 6, 2013 - Jessica M Warren

    Lab Lunch with Bob Coleman

    Over beer and reubens, Bob Coleman explained the geology of Californian peridotite massifs, including the Cedars and Burro Mountain. He also explained how New Idria got him started on the whole peridotite business to begin with.  

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  • October 2, 2013 - Jessica M Warren

    Lars Hansen moves to Oxford University

    Postdoc Lars Hansen packed his bags for the sunny spires of Oxford University, to begin a faculty position in the Department of Earth Sciences and a fellowship at University College.

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  • June 23, 2013 - Jessica M Warren

    Trip to the Cedars Peridotite

    Lars, Megan, Nik & Suzanne took an exploratory trip to the Cedars Peridotite in Sonoma County to round out their June fieldwork. The travertine deposits are spectacular, but finding fresh peridotite is a challenge.  

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  • June 17, 2013 - Jessica M Warren

    Return to the Josephine Peridotite

    In June we headed up to the Josephine for 4 days of fieldwork on Fresno Bench. This was our first spring foray into the Siskiyou and we had been warned that the weather could be bad. We were fortunate to encounter nothing worse than some clouds and high wind – and more wildflowers than on […]

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