30 March: Visiting Victoria – 2014 GSA Distinguished International Lecture Tour

3/30/14

Just when you thought you’d seen everything-  geologists in the School of Science at Federation University (formerly Ballarat) are in a new building with an educational microbrewery in their main entry area!

microbrew
A microbrewery is in the main entry area of School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering at Federation University.

microbrew sign

I gave a talk there as well as two talks at University of Melbourne for the School of Earth Sciences, and for the Geological Society of Australia Victoria division.  My gracious host and friend from graduate school days, Dr. Stephen Carey of Federation University, took us out for two field days in Victoria.

Dr. Stephen Carey took us spectacular cliff exposures of Port Campbell National Park.
Dr. Stephen Carey took us to spectacular cliff exposures of Port Campbell National Park.

We enjoyed glorious weather for the gorgeous coastal scenery of Oligocene-Miocene limestone at Port Campbell National Park, and for thrust sheets of Silurian sandstones of Grampians National Park.

Wave-sculpted limestone of the Oligocene-Miocene Heytesbury Group.
Wave-sculpted limestone of the Oligocene-Miocene Heytesbury Group.
In the Grampians, stacked fluvial Silurian sandstones comprise the Pinnacle lookout.
In the Grampians, stacked fluvial Silurian sandstones comprise the Pinnacle lookout.
The Grampians trail took us through a narrow canyon in the Silurian sandstones.
The Grampians trail took us through a narrow canyon in the Silurian sandstones.

Margie

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