3/21/14

Hobart lies at the foot of Mount Wellington (1271 m high) and is the state capitol of Tasmania.  It also serves as a home port for Antarctic operations and has a nice waterfront with many preserved sandstone buildings.

I am standing by a large analog seismograph display in the Earth Sciences building at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, where I gave a talk for the Geological Society of Australia TAS division.

I am standing by a large analog seismograph display in the Earth Sciences building at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, where I gave a talk for the Geological Society of Australia TAS division.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a short ferry ride from Hobart.  The museum is built into Triassic sandstone bedrock with cut walls that show beautiful iron oxide Liesegang  banding and concretions on the outside and inside of the building.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a short ferry ride from Hobart. The museum is built into Triassic sandstone bedrock with cut walls that show beautiful iron oxide Liesegang banding and concretions on the outside and inside of the building.

Beautiful iron oxide Liesegang banding and concretions on the walls of the MONA.

Beautiful iron oxide Liesegang banding and concretions in the walls of the MONA.

A MONA sculpture of clear calcite spar rhombs are arranged into a large cylinder.

A MONA sculpture of clear calcite spar rhombs are arranged into a large cylinder.

Margie