Kettle Point, Canada

Had the pleasure of meeting with the Chippewa First Nations’ Land Manager in Ontario yesterday to get the research ball rolling. Fingers crossed Chief Henry and the Council approve and grant us permission. Unknown toe me the kettle concretions are considered sacred and it’s frowned upon to remove them from the shale. Seeing the beautiful…

Northeastern Section GSA Poster

After the move from Buffalo to Detroit during a blizzard, record breaking low temps, losing my glasses, my laptop taking a huge fall and dying from internal bleeding, a stomach flu that caught me and the kids off guard for a solid week … I was able to put together some semblance of a poster…

Pipe Creek Concretions

Stopped along Highway 219 to pick up some ‘finger concretions’ from the Pipe Creek Shale Member which intertongues with the Angola and Hanover Shales (West Falls Group) in Western New York. Shale dominated concretions with internal carbonate tubes (pictured). Contain a good amount of agglutinated foraminifera. Their structures are very reminiscent of concretions from Campanian…

First Day, Last Day at Eighteen Mile Creek

Not the best weather, 23 F, but the precipitation held off until noon. Unexpected government shutdowns has led me to relocate to Detroit much sooner than expected; end of January 2019. Thus, this will be my last trip in the field in WNY for a while. Undegraduate student, Kim B., Joined me today, her first…

Hardcore Hunting in Snowstorm Bruce

Trying to squeeze a little more field season in late November… Original forecast called for 47F and cloudy. South Buffalo was drizzling but in south towns in WNY, it was another story. Eighteen Mile Creek was raging from snow melt to the south and so I couldn’t make it to the Cashaqua-Rhinestreet contact. I did…