Monday, February 20, 2012

Field trip debates origin of Bouse Fm, Grand Canyon

AZGS geologists Jon Spencer and Phil Pearthree spent the weekend near Cibola, Arizona, with colleagues to consider the origin of the Pliocene Bouse Fm, and the implications for the origin of the Grand Canyon.

Jon's article on the inception of the canyon is currently featured on the AZGS home page.

Kyle House, with the USGS in Flagstaff, posted some impressive photos from the field at his Geologic Froth blog.

The intense but collegial debate led to presentation to Jon [right, center, with Kyle on the left and Phil to the right. Photo credit Kyle House] and colleagues of an award for "Creative Writing."

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