|Andrew picking garnets||Chris picking
|Amanda and Michelle loving the garnet mine. It is an amazing place!!||Shane panning for gem garnets|
notes while picking gem garnets from the pond.
||Sunshyne with a
palm full of garnets - she's no doubt working out the geochemistry of
their formation in her head!
|Ken, the mine
engineer, and Kelli discuss wollastonite deposits in the
Adirondacks. This gentleman is an exceptional engineer and an
||Jewels discovers slickenlines in the wollastonite ore - evidence for offset along a fault.|
|Lauren enjoying the wollastonite mine||Amanda inspecting some andraditic garnet|
|Emily and Ashlyn rehydrate on the hike up Giant Mountain||Allison,
Ashlyn, Brittannie, Emily, Erica, and Kelli
|Jesse ascends a
a steep stretch
|Part of the
group atop Giant Mountain on a very beautiful day
||Kelli and Jesse
at the top. Kelli helped Jesse up and back down the
mountain. She was an extraordinary guide
|Cold breakfast (with hot coffee) on a morning when we had a fair amount of ground to cover.||Dinner after a
Amanda, and Brittannie eating dinner in the dark.
Connor tailgating dinner
|Shane and Max -
two good guys
Amanda, and Theresa stoking the campfire.
|Charles happy with the migmatitic gneiss||Jewels skeptical of an hypothesis regarding the origin of the gneiss posed by one of her peers.|
|Harley and Jesse looking high for the critical outcrop||Emily demonstrating excellent hand lense technique! Absolutley perfect!|
the migmatite gneiss
|Max gets an eye
on the rock. This is a no-hammers outcrop (we want to preserve it
for future generations!)
Amanda intensely studying the marble.
inspecting metamorphic reaction rims between marble and granite.