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<p>Today was the last day of our #canaryislands #volcano trip. We took an early ferry from La Palma back to #tenerife and drove to the #cuevadelviento #lavatube At 75km long this 27,000 year old lava tube complex is the largest in the world outside of Hawaii, and was formed by formed by hot runny basalts erupting from Pico Vieja on the summit of the island next to Teide. After this we visited the famous #dragontree in nearby #icoddelosvinos This incredible tree is reputed to be 1000 years old and like all Dragon Trees has blood red sap like ‘dragon blood’. #geology #geotourism (at Icod De Los Vinos, Canarias, Spain)<br/>
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Today was the last day of our #canaryislands #volcano trip. We took an early ferry from La Palma back to #tenerife and drove to the #cuevadelviento #lavatube At 75km long this 27,000 year old lava tube complex is the largest in the world outside of Hawaii, and was formed by formed by hot runny basalts erupting from Pico Vieja on the summit of the island next to Teide. After this we visited the famous #dragontree in nearby #icoddelosvinos This incredible tree is reputed to be 1000 years old and like all Dragon Trees has blood red sap like ‘dragon blood’. #geology #geotourism (at Icod De Los Vinos, Canarias, Spain)
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Posted 1 day ago
<p>Today was the last day of our #canaryislands #volcano trip. We took an early ferry from La Palma back to #tenerife and drove to the #cuevadelviento #lavatube At 75km long this 27,000 year old lava tube complex is the largest in the world outside of Hawaii, and was formed by formed by hot runny basalts erupting from Pico Vieja on the summit of the island next to Teide. After this we visited the famous #dragontree in nearby #icoddelosvinos This incredible tree is reputed to be 1000 years old and like all Dragon Trees has blood red sap like ‘dragon blood’. #geology #geotourism (at Icod De Los Vinos, Canarias, Spain)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Brf2Be_g9_z/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=x343c7v2rlkg">https://www.instagram.com/p/Brf2Be_g9_z/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=x343c7v2rlkg</a></p>

Today was the last day of our #canaryislands #volcano trip. We took an early ferry from La Palma back to #tenerife and drove to the #cuevadelviento #lavatube At 75km long this 27,000 year old lava tube complex is the largest in the world outside of Hawaii, and was formed by formed by hot runny basalts erupting from Pico Vieja on the summit of the island next to Teide. After this we visited the famous #dragontree in nearby #icoddelosvinos This incredible tree is reputed to be 1000 years old and like all Dragon Trees has blood red sap like ‘dragon blood’. #geology #geotourism (at Icod De Los Vinos, Canarias, Spain)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Brf2Be_g9_z/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=x343c7v2rlkg

Posted 1 day ago
<p>Today was the last day of our #canaryislands #volcano trip. We took an early ferry from La Palma back to #tenerife and drove to the #cuevadelviento #lavatube At 75km long this 27,000 year old lava tube complex is the largest in the world outside of Hawaii, and was formed by formed by hot runny basalts erupting from Pico Vieja on the summit of the island next to Teide. After this we visited the famous #dragontree in nearby #icoddelosvinos This incredible tree is reputed to be 1000 years old and like all Dragon Trees has blood red sap like ‘dragon blood’. #geology #geotourism (at Icod De Los Vinos, Canarias, Spain)<br/>
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Today was the last day of our #canaryislands #volcano trip. We took an early ferry from La Palma back to #tenerife and drove to the #cuevadelviento #lavatube At 75km long this 27,000 year old lava tube complex is the largest in the world outside of Hawaii, and was formed by formed by hot runny basalts erupting from Pico Vieja on the summit of the island next to Teide. After this we visited the famous #dragontree in nearby #icoddelosvinos This incredible tree is reputed to be 1000 years old and like all Dragon Trees has blood red sap like ‘dragon blood’. #geology #geotourism (at Icod De Los Vinos, Canarias, Spain)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Brf2Be_g9_z/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gmhbqrejyfvs

Posted 1 day ago
<p>Today was our last day on #lapalma we travelled up to the highest point of the island: Roque de los Muchachos here we saw a large number of #telescopes from many nations around the world and were able to look down into the #taburiente #caldera Then after lunch drove to the other #volcano #cumbrevieja and hiked to Llano del Banco #vent In 1949 lavas flowed from this vent down the west side of the island producing the lava delta we had seen the day before. #canaryislands #spain #geology #geotourism #volcanoes  (at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory)<br/>
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Today was our last day on #lapalma we travelled up to the highest point of the island: Roque de los Muchachos here we saw a large number of #telescopes from many nations around the world and were able to look down into the #taburiente #caldera Then after lunch drove to the other #volcano #cumbrevieja and hiked to Llano del Banco #vent In 1949 lavas flowed from this vent down the west side of the island producing the lava delta we had seen the day before. #canaryislands #spain #geology #geotourism #volcanoes (at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory)
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Posted 2 days ago
<p>Just completed our 2nd day on La Palma part of our #canaryislands : #volcanic island hopping tour. Today we focused on the #cumbrevieja #volcano that forms the southern half of the island. We inspected several #lava flows, saw lava deltas and levees and also visited the San Antonio cone this is a prehistoric #phreatomagmatic cone that also erupted in 1677. From the summit of the cone there were superb views of the Canary’s most recent eruption: #teneguia that erupted in 1971. (at Volcan san Antonio)<br/>
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Just completed our 2nd day on La Palma part of our #canaryislands : #volcanic island hopping tour. Today we focused on the #cumbrevieja #volcano that forms the southern half of the island. We inspected several #lava flows, saw lava deltas and levees and also visited the San Antonio cone this is a prehistoric #phreatomagmatic cone that also erupted in 1677. From the summit of the cone there were superb views of the Canary’s most recent eruption: #teneguia that erupted in 1971. (at Volcan san Antonio)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BratGfVgtet/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lquvc5mfgqww

Posted 3 days ago
<p>We had a great walking day today in #lapalma ’s #taburiente #caldera <br/>
 #nationalpark Our first stop was #cumbrecita viewpoint where we took a short hike and learnt how this ‘caldera’ (the first place in the world to be called a caldera) formed. It was by https://www.instagram.com/p/BrYO0WbgIJk/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=5knbhig2sdr3

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We had a great walking day today in #lapalma ’s #taburiente #caldera
#nationalpark Our first stop was #cumbrecita viewpoint where we took a short hike and learnt how this ‘caldera’ (the first place in the world to be called a caldera) formed. It was by 'sector collapse’ of the Taburiente #volcano (a giant landslide with a large part of the island slipping into the sea) and the subsequent emergence of the #bejenado #volcano followed by erosion. We then visited the National Park Visitor Centre followed by a hike into the base of the caldera where some incredible #geology was seen. The rocks here show the story of an emerging #seamount with slightly metamorphosed deep water #pillowbasalts, then shallow water pillow basalts, followed by volcanic breccias formed as the island was emerging. The whole suite of rocks was then intruded by many #dykes as the island continued to grow above. It was an amazing and beautiful hike. (at Caldera de Taburiente)
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Posted 4 days ago
<p>Wonderful day on La Gomera today. We did a complete loop of the island seeing the inner eroded plumbing of a Miocene and Pliocene volcano. We saw many #phonolite and #trachyte intrusions + #dykes as well visiting #garonjonay national park and #worldheritagesite In the park we walked and checked out the unique botany. Finally we boarded a ferry to La Palma which will be our base for the next 4 nights. #lagomera #canaryislands #geology #geotourism  (at La Gomera, Islas Canarias)<br/>
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Wonderful day on La Gomera today. We did a complete loop of the island seeing the inner eroded plumbing of a Miocene and Pliocene volcano. We saw many #phonolite and #trachyte intrusions + #dykes as well visiting #garonjonay national park and #worldheritagesite In the park we walked and checked out the unique botany. Finally we boarded a ferry to La Palma which will be our base for the next 4 nights. #lagomera #canaryislands #geology #geotourism (at La Gomera, Islas Canarias)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrVoJBsg6Nz/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1haochde2ab47

Posted 5 days ago
<p>We’ve just finished our 2nd day of our #canaryislands #volcano tour. We went to Garachicoand saw how lava destroyed the port in the 1600’s we then moved on to Punta de Teno and examined an eroded scoria cone. We then travelled through the eroded Miocene #teno volcano on a single track and very winding road. We were rewarded with breath taking views and saw many dykes. After lunch we headed to #chinyero crater to see #tenerife ’s most recent eruption (1909). After this we had coffee in Adeje and viewed the oldest rocks in Tenerife. Next we checked out the Adeje #ignimbrite deposits formed by #pyroclastic flows after Plinian eruptions. Our final stop was #calderadelrey an unusual felsic and highly explosive phreatomagmatic crater. We then boarded a ferry to La Gomera island where we are spending the night. (at Tenerife)<br/>
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We’ve just finished our 2nd day of our #canaryislands #volcano tour. We went to Garachicoand saw how lava destroyed the port in the 1600’s we then moved on to Punta de Teno and examined an eroded scoria cone. We then travelled through the eroded Miocene #teno volcano on a single track and very winding road. We were rewarded with breath taking views and saw many dykes. After lunch we headed to #chinyero crater to see #tenerife ’s most recent eruption (1909). After this we had coffee in Adeje and viewed the oldest rocks in Tenerife. Next we checked out the Adeje #ignimbrite deposits formed by #pyroclastic flows after Plinian eruptions. Our final stop was #calderadelrey an unusual felsic and highly explosive phreatomagmatic crater. We then boarded a ferry to La Gomera island where we are spending the night. (at Tenerife)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrTKvt3HS0w/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=8ftlgex9g9ij

Posted 6 days ago
<p>We had a great first day on our #canaryislands #volcano trip. Our first stop was Amarilla phreatomagmatic cone to see palagonite tuff, before we headed up to the #teide  #nationalpark and #worldheritagesite In the park we saw accretionary phonolite lava balls, cone sheet dykes, the 1798 Chahorra eruption of #picoviejo #losazulejos  and the #roquesdegarcía before the highlight of the day - the summit of #spain ’s highest #mountain : Teide. We took the cable car up to 3550 meters above sea level, then walked (using a permit we had to obtain 3 months in advance) to the summit at 3718 m. At the top we looked into the summit crater which contained #fumeroles and #sulfer and had incredible views! After our descent we saw #obsidian and #pumice visited a visitor centre and had coffee. We are spending the night in La Laguna World Heritage Site. (at Teide)<br/>
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We had a great first day on our #canaryislands #volcano trip. Our first stop was Amarilla phreatomagmatic cone to see palagonite tuff, before we headed up to the #teide #nationalpark and #worldheritagesite In the park we saw accretionary phonolite lava balls, cone sheet dykes, the 1798 Chahorra eruption of #picoviejo #losazulejos and the #roquesdegarcía before the highlight of the day - the summit of #spain ’s highest #mountain : Teide. We took the cable car up to 3550 meters above sea level, then walked (using a permit we had to obtain 3 months in advance) to the summit at 3718 m. At the top we looked into the summit crater which contained #fumeroles and #sulfer and had incredible views! After our descent we saw #obsidian and #pumice visited a visitor centre and had coffee. We are spending the night in La Laguna World Heritage Site. (at Teide)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrQjZEYgjTO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1gt97hvbzqz31

Posted 1 week ago
<p>We had a great first day on our #canaryislands #volcano trip. Our first stop was Amarilla phreatomagmatic cone to see palagonite tuff, before we headed up to the #teide  #nationalpark and #worldheritagesite In the park we saw accretionary phonolite lava balls, cone sheet dykes, the 1798 Chahorra eruption of #picoviejo #losazulejos  and the #roquesdegarcía before the highlight of the day - the summit of #spain ’s highest #mountain : Teide. We took the cable car up to 3550 meters above sea level, then walked (using a permit we had to obtain 3 months in advance) to the summit at 3718 m. At the top we looked into the summit crater which contained #fumeroles and #sulfer and had incredible views! After our descent we saw #obsidian and #pumice visited a visitor centre and had coffee. We are spending the night in La Laguna World Heritage Site. (at Teide)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrQjZEYgjTO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hf2mxoqirksc">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrQjZEYgjTO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hf2mxoqirksc</a></p>

We had a great first day on our #canaryislands #volcano trip. Our first stop was Amarilla phreatomagmatic cone to see palagonite tuff, before we headed up to the #teide #nationalpark and #worldheritagesite In the park we saw accretionary phonolite lava balls, cone sheet dykes, the 1798 Chahorra eruption of #picoviejo #losazulejos and the #roquesdegarcía before the highlight of the day - the summit of #spain ’s highest #mountain : Teide. We took the cable car up to 3550 meters above sea level, then walked (using a permit we had to obtain 3 months in advance) to the summit at 3718 m. At the top we looked into the summit crater which contained #fumeroles and #sulfer and had incredible views! After our descent we saw #obsidian and #pumice visited a visitor centre and had coffee. We are spending the night in La Laguna World Heritage Site. (at Teide)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrQjZEYgjTO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hf2mxoqirksc

Posted 1 week ago
<p>I’m  at #cardiff Airport heading out to #tenerife to lead my last tour of the year: Canary Islands- ‘Volcanic Island Hopping’. It’s been an amazing year, my most successful ever! With 9 trips led in total! (I also did 2 trip recces and a trip to Antarctica) Over the next week we will be checking out the #volcanoes and visiting 3 #worldheritagesites and 3 #nationalparks #geology #geotourism #canaryislands <a href="https://ift.tt/2RHNUey">https://ift.tt/2RHNUey</a></p>

I’m at #cardiff Airport heading out to #tenerife to lead my last tour of the year: Canary Islands- ‘Volcanic Island Hopping’. It’s been an amazing year, my most successful ever! With 9 trips led in total! (I also did 2 trip recces and a trip to Antarctica) Over the next week we will be checking out the #volcanoes and visiting 3 #worldheritagesites and 3 #nationalparks #geology #geotourism #canaryislands https://ift.tt/2RHNUey

Posted 1 week ago
<p>I’m  at #cardiff Airport heading out to #tenerife to lead my last tour of the year: Canary Islands- ‘Volcanic Island Hopping’. It’s been an amazing year, my most successful ever! With 9 trips led in total! (I also did 2 trip recces and a trip to Antarctica) Over the next week we will be checking out the #volcanoes and visiting 3 #worldheritagesites and 3 #nationalparks #geology #geotourism #canaryislands  (at Cardiff Airport)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrM6nTDnfId/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lauc7zcogkgb">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrM6nTDnfId/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lauc7zcogkgb</a></p>

I’m at #cardiff Airport heading out to #tenerife to lead my last tour of the year: Canary Islands- ‘Volcanic Island Hopping’. It’s been an amazing year, my most successful ever! With 9 trips led in total! (I also did 2 trip recces and a trip to Antarctica) Over the next week we will be checking out the #volcanoes and visiting 3 #worldheritagesites and 3 #nationalparks #geology #geotourism #canaryislands (at Cardiff Airport)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrM6nTDnfId/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lauc7zcogkgb

Posted 1 week ago
<p>After completing a successful trip in Morocco last week it’s great to be home in #wales This weekend with my son and wife, we did some walks on the #gower Peninsula, out to #wormshead seeing many #crinoid #fossils and the tilted Carbonifeous strata and to #threecliffsbay (at Worms Head)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=14rssrzkmz4yn">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=14rssrzkmz4yn</a></p>

After completing a successful trip in Morocco last week it’s great to be home in #wales This weekend with my son and wife, we did some walks on the #gower Peninsula, out to #wormshead seeing many #crinoid #fossils and the tilted Carbonifeous strata and to #threecliffsbay (at Worms Head)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=14rssrzkmz4yn

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>After completing a successful trip in Morocco last week it’s great to be home in #wales This weekend with my son and wife, we did some walks on the #gower Peninsula, out to #wormshead seeing many #crinoid #fossils and the tilted Carbonifeous strata and to #threecliffsbay (at Worms Head)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1m6a9zcc8vwvj">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1m6a9zcc8vwvj</a></p>

After completing a successful trip in Morocco last week it’s great to be home in #wales This weekend with my son and wife, we did some walks on the #gower Peninsula, out to #wormshead seeing many #crinoid #fossils and the tilted Carbonifeous strata and to #threecliffsbay (at Worms Head)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1m6a9zcc8vwvj

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>After completing a successful trip in Morocco last week it’s great to be home in #wales This weekend with my son and wife, we did some walks on the #gower Peninsula, out to #wormshead seeing many #crinoid #fossils and the tilted Carbonifeous strata and to #threecliffsbay  (at Worms Head)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=hk5fcx8hjvr3">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=hk5fcx8hjvr3</a></p>

After completing a successful trip in Morocco last week it’s great to be home in #wales This weekend with my son and wife, we did some walks on the #gower Peninsula, out to #wormshead seeing many #crinoid #fossils and the tilted Carbonifeous strata and to #threecliffsbay (at Worms Head)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnmYhAHwdc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=hk5fcx8hjvr3

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Our #morocco trips has come to end end. Yesterday we left the Sahara and visited one more Devonian #trilobite site in the Anti-Atlas before stopping for lunch at the amazing #todragorge The gorge in the High Atlas has formed as a river cut down through well jointed #jurassic #limestone as the High Atlas have simultaneously been uplifted as Africa collides with Europe. We then spent the night in Ouarzazate, continuing today to Marrakesh via the #kasbah #aitbenhaddou #worldheritage site. This amazing fortified settlement was built in the 11th centuary and is on the trading route from Marrakesh to Timbuktu. We will be repeating this trip in November 2019 and already have 5 people signed up: <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/morocco.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/morocco.php</a><br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqc69rCHP3m/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1b8niz14pashl">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqc69rCHP3m/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1b8niz14pashl</a></p>

Our #morocco trips has come to end end. Yesterday we left the Sahara and visited one more Devonian #trilobite site in the Anti-Atlas before stopping for lunch at the amazing #todragorge The gorge in the High Atlas has formed as a river cut down through well jointed #jurassic #limestone as the High Atlas have simultaneously been uplifted as Africa collides with Europe. We then spent the night in Ouarzazate, continuing today to Marrakesh via the #kasbah #aitbenhaddou #worldheritage site. This amazing fortified settlement was built in the 11th centuary and is on the trading route from Marrakesh to Timbuktu. We will be repeating this trip in November 2019 and already have 5 people signed up: http://www.geoworldtravel.com/morocco.php
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqc69rCHP3m/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1b8niz14pashl

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Our #morocco trips is drawing to close and we are heading back to Marrakesh. Here are some amazing #trilobites from Erfoud Museum seen yesterday: 1. Ceratarges 2. Scabriscutellum 3. Hollardops (from the underside completely hollowed out, is real fossil not plastic!) 4. Paralejurus 5+6. Cheirus 7. Walliserops Trilobites 1-7 are from the Devonian. 8+9. Dikelokephalina (Ordovician) 10. Acadoparadoxides (Cambrian)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqaV4_Jgl-n/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=guizlnbuqxkb">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqaV4_Jgl-n/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=guizlnbuqxkb</a></p>

Our #morocco trips is drawing to close and we are heading back to Marrakesh. Here are some amazing #trilobites from Erfoud Museum seen yesterday: 1. Ceratarges 2. Scabriscutellum 3. Hollardops (from the underside completely hollowed out, is real fossil not plastic!) 4. Paralejurus 5+6. Cheirus 7. Walliserops Trilobites 1-7 are from the Devonian. 8+9. Dikelokephalina (Ordovician) 10. Acadoparadoxides (Cambrian)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqaV4_Jgl-n/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=guizlnbuqxkb

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Another great day in #morocco after leaving our hotel which is situated in the Erg Chebbi #sanddunes in the #sahara we visited the #devonian carbonate mounds known as the Kes Kes. Here we observed #coral and #trilobite fossils. We then visited Erfoud quarry seeing where Orthoceras slabs are quarried. We then had a picnic lunch at a mid Devonian site with many more fossils to see. Next we visited bell pits that were being dug by miners who mine #crinoids this site was in the lowest Devonian, from here we walked to another Orthoceras site that was in #silurian sediments. Next we went to an Orthoceras factory where the giant quarried slabs we saw earlier are fashioned into table tops, basins, shower trays, plates and almost anything else you can imagine. The day ended with a visit to Erfoud Museum where many magnificent fossils were on display. (at Merzouga - Sahara Desert)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqYAtR3gTCr/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1duchfyxj9862">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqYAtR3gTCr/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1duchfyxj9862</a></p>

Another great day in #morocco after leaving our hotel which is situated in the Erg Chebbi #sanddunes in the #sahara we visited the #devonian carbonate mounds known as the Kes Kes. Here we observed #coral and #trilobite fossils. We then visited Erfoud quarry seeing where Orthoceras slabs are quarried. We then had a picnic lunch at a mid Devonian site with many more fossils to see. Next we visited bell pits that were being dug by miners who mine #crinoids this site was in the lowest Devonian, from here we walked to another Orthoceras site that was in #silurian sediments. Next we went to an Orthoceras factory where the giant quarried slabs we saw earlier are fashioned into table tops, basins, shower trays, plates and almost anything else you can imagine. The day ended with a visit to Erfoud Museum where many magnificent fossils were on display. (at Merzouga - Sahara Desert)
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Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Today we visited the famous #kemkem beds which are #cretecous (Cenomanien) river channels and are the discovery sites of #dinosaurs #spinosaurus   and #carcharodontosaurus At the site we examined the river channels and saw fossils that were being mined by miners including fragments of bone, crocodile skin, dinosaur teeth and fish vertebrae. We then continued to the #filon12 mineral mine and took an underground tour. The miners showed as samples of #vanadinite #goethite #haematite and many other minerals. After this we visited a late #silurian site where #crinoids have been mined. These crinoids were actually a pelagic form that floated in the water column aided by a float or lobolith. There were many of these floats and #crinoid stems that could be examined. We then visited #merzouga lake with the hope of seeing flamingos before spending a second night here in Merzouga. (at Sahara Desert, Morocco)<br/>
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Today we visited the famous #kemkem beds which are #cretecous (Cenomanien) river channels and are the discovery sites of #dinosaurs #spinosaurus and #carcharodontosaurus At the site we examined the river channels and saw fossils that were being mined by miners including fragments of bone, crocodile skin, dinosaur teeth and fish vertebrae. We then continued to the #filon12 mineral mine and took an underground tour. The miners showed as samples of #vanadinite #goethite #haematite and many other minerals. After this we visited a late #silurian site where #crinoids have been mined. These crinoids were actually a pelagic form that floated in the water column aided by a float or lobolith. There were many of these floats and #crinoid stems that could be examined. We then visited #merzouga lake with the hope of seeing flamingos before spending a second night here in Merzouga. (at Sahara Desert, Morocco)
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Crossing a seasonal river in the Maider Basin, Morocco this afternoon (at Fezzou, Er Rachidia, Morocco)
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Crossing a seasonal river in the Maider Basin, Morocco this afternoon (at Fezzou, Er Rachidia, Morocco)
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Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Today we were in the Maider Basin ‘The Trilobite’s Lost World’. Our first stop was Bou Dib in the lower Devonian (late Emsian) where miners have been working the Psychopyge Horizon and we were able to examine trilobites that were lying loose on the ground. We then visited a site called Butte 760 in the upper Devonian. Here goniatites, brachiopods and coral were seen.  After lunch in the village of Fezzou we visited a site called Archana which is situated in the lowest Devonian (Pragian). Here some of the most remarkable Devonian trilobites e.g Dicranurus monstrous  have first mined out, to then  be painstakingly drilled out of the hard limestone taking many days or even weeks to be fully prepared. We then drove off road all the way for another hour to reach the oasis of Mherch where we are spending the night.<br/>
 (at Fezzou, Er Rachidia, Morocco)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQMsNigz6x/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=em3jyj7gka79">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQMsNigz6x/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=em3jyj7gka79</a></p>

Today we were in the Maider Basin ‘The Trilobite’s Lost World’. Our first stop was Bou Dib in the lower Devonian (late Emsian) where miners have been working the Psychopyge Horizon and we were able to examine trilobites that were lying loose on the ground. We then visited a site called Butte 760 in the upper Devonian. Here goniatites, brachiopods and coral were seen. After lunch in the village of Fezzou we visited a site called Archana which is situated in the lowest Devonian (Pragian). Here some of the most remarkable Devonian trilobites e.g Dicranurus monstrous have first mined out, to then be painstakingly drilled out of the hard limestone taking many days or even weeks to be fully prepared. We then drove off road all the way for another hour to reach the oasis of Mherch where we are spending the night.
(at Fezzou, Er Rachidia, Morocco)
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Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Our day started by visiting Jebel Tiskouine a site where calymenid #trilobites of the genera Flexicalymene, Colpocoryphe and Neseuretus are mined in the Fezouata Formation of the middle  #ordovician We then moved on to a site in the middle #cambrian to see where giant yellow Cambrian trilobites such as Cambropallas and Acadoparadoxides come from. The day ended by checking out some of the many fossil shops in the town of Alnif. A great day was had by all!<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNfLOrAJuK/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=cyzc5mkkckgm">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNfLOrAJuK/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=cyzc5mkkckgm</a></p>

Our day started by visiting Jebel Tiskouine a site where calymenid #trilobites of the genera Flexicalymene, Colpocoryphe and Neseuretus are mined in the Fezouata Formation of the middle #ordovician We then moved on to a site in the middle #cambrian to see where giant yellow Cambrian trilobites such as Cambropallas and Acadoparadoxides come from. The day ended by checking out some of the many fossil shops in the town of Alnif. A great day was had by all!
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Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Our day started by visiting Jebel Tiskouine a site where calymenid #trilobites of the genera Flexicalymene, Colpocoryphe and Neseuretus are mined in the Fezouata Formation of the middle  #ordovician We then moved on to a site in the middle #cambrian to see where giant yellow Cambrian trilobites such as Cambropallas and Acadoparadoxides come from. The day ended by checking out some of the many fossil shops in the town of Alnif. A great day was had by all!<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNfLOrAJuK/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=156m4wfqkv5re">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNfLOrAJuK/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=156m4wfqkv5re</a></p>

Our day started by visiting Jebel Tiskouine a site where calymenid #trilobites of the genera Flexicalymene, Colpocoryphe and Neseuretus are mined in the Fezouata Formation of the middle #ordovician We then moved on to a site in the middle #cambrian to see where giant yellow Cambrian trilobites such as Cambropallas and Acadoparadoxides come from. The day ended by checking out some of the many fossil shops in the town of Alnif. A great day was had by all!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNfLOrAJuK/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=156m4wfqkv5re

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Today was the second day of our #morocco ‘The Trilobite ’s Lost Kingdom’ trip. Our first stop was an #ediacaran #stromatolite site in the #antiatlas mountains. We then moved on to the #draavalley to the discovery site of giant #ordovician (Tremadocian) #trilobites Here we were able to examine and identify fragments left behind by commercial fossil miners. We the drove through a whole sequence of Ordovician rocks to reach #silurian rocks here in Ludlow aged rocks we visited an #orthocerus quarry. It is from this quarry that plates, coasters, table tops etc that are for sale in fossil shops around the world come from. We are spending the night in Alnif the self proclaimed http://www.geoworldtravel.com/morocco.php (at Anti-Atlas)
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Today was the second day of our #morocco ‘The Trilobite ’s Lost Kingdom’ trip. Our first stop was an #ediacaran #stromatolite site in the #antiatlas mountains. We then moved on to the #draavalley to the discovery site of giant #ordovician (Tremadocian) #trilobites Here we were able to examine and identify fragments left behind by commercial fossil miners. We the drove through a whole sequence of Ordovician rocks to reach #silurian rocks here in Ludlow aged rocks we visited an #orthocerus quarry. It is from this quarry that plates, coasters, table tops etc that are for sale in fossil shops around the world come from. We are spending the night in Alnif the self proclaimed 'Trilobite Capital of the World’ http://www.geoworldtravel.com/morocco.php (at Anti-Atlas)
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Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>We just completed the first day of  our #morocco tour, which was a travel day with interesting stops. Our first stop was an #agate #mine The agates  which are in vesicles in #triassic lava are made of #opal and #quartz and are mined for the mineral collecting industry. We had time here finding our own agates and had tea with the miners. We then crossed the high #atlas mountains learning about their structural geology before reaching a salt mine that lay on the #jurassic / Triassic boundary. We are spending the night in the city of Ouarzazate. (at Morocco)<br/>
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We just completed the first day of our #morocco tour, which was a travel day with interesting stops. Our first stop was an #agate #mine The agates which are in vesicles in #triassic lava are made of #opal and #quartz and are mined for the mineral collecting industry. We had time here finding our own agates and had tea with the miners. We then crossed the high #atlas mountains learning about their structural geology before reaching a salt mine that lay on the #jurassic / Triassic boundary. We are spending the night in the city of Ouarzazate. (at Morocco)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIWdlcH-N1/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1m5e13wjccj0c

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>Heading to Morocco! To lead the ‘Trilobite’s Sahara Kingdom’ trip. We wil spend the next 11 days in the Anti-Atlas learning all about the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian #trilobites We will also visit the Kem Kem to learn about #dinosaurs and other fauna. <a href="https://ift.tt/2bc3dcK">https://ift.tt/2bc3dcK</a> <a href="https://ift.tt/2T5aSgS">https://ift.tt/2T5aSgS</a></p>

Heading to Morocco! To lead the ‘Trilobite’s Sahara Kingdom’ trip. We wil spend the next 11 days in the Anti-Atlas learning all about the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian #trilobites We will also visit the Kem Kem to learn about #dinosaurs and other fauna. https://ift.tt/2bc3dcK https://ift.tt/2T5aSgS

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>Heading to Morocco! To lead the ‘Trilobite’s Sahara Kingdom’ trip. We wil spend the next 11 days in the Anti-Atlas learning all about the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian #trilobites We will also visit the Kem Kem to learn about #dinosaurs and other fauna. <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/morocco.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/morocco.php</a> (at North Terminal - Gatwick Airport)<br/>
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Heading to Morocco! To lead the ‘Trilobite’s Sahara Kingdom’ trip. We wil spend the next 11 days in the Anti-Atlas learning all about the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian #trilobites We will also visit the Kem Kem to learn about #dinosaurs and other fauna. http://www.geoworldtravel.com/morocco.php (at North Terminal - Gatwick Airport)
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Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>Today I was at #london ’s @natural_history_museum (a great place to visit before joining our #england trip) and saw so many exhibits from the locations I lead trips to including: fossil marine reptiles from the @jurassiccoastofficial #worldheritage site and #gold from #hopesnose seen on our #england trip, incredible minerals from #tsumebmine seen on our #namibia trip, #obsidian from #lipari seen on our #italy trip, #diamonds seen on our #southafrica trip, #icthyosaurs seen on #germany trip, #trilobites seen on our #wales trip and shock #diamonds from #meteorcrater seen on our #USA trip. A great day in the UK! Tomorrow we are visiting the #worldtravelmarket also in London<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpxtmsdgN9y/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=kyhq1vmvwmhh">https://www.instagram.com/p/BpxtmsdgN9y/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=kyhq1vmvwmhh</a></p>

Today I was at #london ’s @natural_history_museum (a great place to visit before joining our #england trip) and saw so many exhibits from the locations I lead trips to including: fossil marine reptiles from the @jurassiccoastofficial #worldheritage site and #gold from #hopesnose seen on our #england trip, incredible minerals from #tsumebmine seen on our #namibia trip, #obsidian from #lipari seen on our #italy trip, #diamonds seen on our #southafrica trip, #icthyosaurs seen on #germany trip, #trilobites seen on our #wales trip and shock #diamonds from #meteorcrater seen on our #USA trip. A great day in the UK! Tomorrow we are visiting the #worldtravelmarket also in London
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Today I was at #london ’s @natural_history_museum (a great place to visit before joining our #england trip) and saw so many exhibits from the locations I lead trips to including: fossil marine reptiles from the @jurassiccoastofficial #worldheritage site and #gold from #hopesnose seen on our #england trip, incredible minerals from #tsumebmine seen on our #namibia trip, #obsidian from #lipari seen on our #italy trip, #diamonds seen on our #southafrica trip, #icthyosaurs seen on #germany trip, #trilobites seen on our #wales trip and shock #diamonds from #meteorcrater seen on our #USA trip. A great day in the UK! Tomorrow we are visiting the #worldtravelmarket also in London <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpxtmsdgN9y/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1s1bo57ld9cza">https://www.instagram.com/p/BpxtmsdgN9y/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1s1bo57ld9cza</a></p>

Today I was at #london ’s @natural_history_museum (a great place to visit before joining our #england trip) and saw so many exhibits from the locations I lead trips to including: fossil marine reptiles from the @jurassiccoastofficial #worldheritage site and #gold from #hopesnose seen on our #england trip, incredible minerals from #tsumebmine seen on our #namibia trip, #obsidian from #lipari seen on our #italy trip, #diamonds seen on our #southafrica trip, #icthyosaurs seen on #germany trip, #trilobites seen on our #wales trip and shock #diamonds from #meteorcrater seen on our #USA trip. A great day in the UK! Tomorrow we are visiting the #worldtravelmarket also in London
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Final day of our #usa trip we were in Petrified Forest National Park. An amazing Triassic site where the trees were washed down by floods. Volcanic ash then fell on them giving the silica which is involved in the mineralisation.  This incredible #triassic site had also yielded many reptile, mammal_<br/>
-like reptile, and early dinosaur fossils. I’m now at Phoenix airport heading home! If you like my posts of the trip why not join our next USA trip in early June 2019: <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php</a> (at Petrified Forest National Park)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpYHzJZg_qN/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1cbd4gqll6aap">https://www.instagram.com/p/BpYHzJZg_qN/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1cbd4gqll6aap</a></p>

Final day of our #usa trip we were in Petrified Forest National Park. An amazing Triassic site where the trees were washed down by floods. Volcanic ash then fell on them giving the silica which is involved in the mineralisation. This incredible #triassic site had also yielded many reptile, mammal_
-like reptile, and early dinosaur fossils. I’m now at Phoenix airport heading home! If you like my posts of the trip why not join our next USA trip in early June 2019: http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php (at Petrified Forest National Park)
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Today was the penultimate day of our #USA trip. The day started by driving through the San Francisco volcanic field. It has over 600 volcanoes including Arizona’s highest peak and #sunsetcrater #volcano national monument, which we visited. This volcano is a scoria cone with a beautiful #basalt #lava flow that erupted just 900 years ago! We then moved on to the iconic #meteorcrater This crater was the first in the world to be identified as a #meteor #crater and is still the most perfect impact crater known on earth. The crater formed 50,000 years ago when a 150 foot iron/nickel #asteroid hit the earth at 26,000 miles an hour! #geology #geotourism <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php</a> (at Meteor Crater National Landmark)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpVu8UUgzBb/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1y1pzr903g1dt">https://www.instagram.com/p/BpVu8UUgzBb/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1y1pzr903g1dt</a></p>

Today was the penultimate day of our #USA trip. The day started by driving through the San Francisco volcanic field. It has over 600 volcanoes including Arizona’s highest peak and #sunsetcrater #volcano national monument, which we visited. This volcano is a scoria cone with a beautiful #basalt #lava flow that erupted just 900 years ago! We then moved on to the iconic #meteorcrater This crater was the first in the world to be identified as a #meteor #crater and is still the most perfect impact crater known on earth. The crater formed 50,000 years ago when a 150 foot iron/nickel #asteroid hit the earth at 26,000 miles an hour! #geology #geotourism http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php (at Meteor Crater National Landmark)
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>We had another fabulous day in the #USA stopping first at the Tuba City #dinosaur tracks before spending the rest of the day at #grandcanyonnationalpark I cant think of anything where else in the world where so much of Earth’s history can be seen in a single view! We walked the Trail of Time looking at displays of the different rocks that are found in the canyon ranging from 1.8 billion years old to Permian.<br/>
We then had some free time. Some of us hiked down the South Kaibab Trail as far as Cedar Ridge while others went for a meal in a nice restaurant. It was an awesome day at an American icon - a #worldheritagesite and one of the world’s greatest geosites. #geology #geotourism #grandcanyon (at Grand Canyon National Park)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpTWQEvgCf7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13t0zf7zejhjw">https://www.instagram.com/p/BpTWQEvgCf7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13t0zf7zejhjw</a></p>

We had another fabulous day in the #USA stopping first at the Tuba City #dinosaur tracks before spending the rest of the day at #grandcanyonnationalpark I cant think of anything where else in the world where so much of Earth’s history can be seen in a single view! We walked the Trail of Time looking at displays of the different rocks that are found in the canyon ranging from 1.8 billion years old to Permian.
We then had some free time. Some of us hiked down the South Kaibab Trail as far as Cedar Ridge while others went for a meal in a nice restaurant. It was an awesome day at an American icon - a #worldheritagesite and one of the world’s greatest geosites. #geology #geotourism #grandcanyon (at Grand Canyon National Park)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpTWQEvgCf7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13t0zf7zejhjw

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>We had a very full day today visiting #archesnationalpark #gooseneckstatepark and #monumentvalley In Arches we learnt how an underlying salt dome, jointed sandstone and softer mudstones led to the formation of the arches and saw #delicatearch #doublearch and #parkavenue amongst other sites. At Goosenecks we marvelled at the meanders incised into Carboniferous sediments. At Monument Valley we  learnt about Navajo culture and saw the Triassic  monoliths sitting on a Permian basement. (at Arches National Park)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpQmF0_ABEr/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jhhm2ea0v2o2">https://www.instagram.com/p/BpQmF0_ABEr/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jhhm2ea0v2o2</a></p>

We had a very full day today visiting #archesnationalpark #gooseneckstatepark and #monumentvalley In Arches we learnt how an underlying salt dome, jointed sandstone and softer mudstones led to the formation of the arches and saw #delicatearch #doublearch and #parkavenue amongst other sites. At Goosenecks we marvelled at the meanders incised into Carboniferous sediments. At Monument Valley we learnt about Navajo culture and saw the Triassic monoliths sitting on a Permian basement. (at Arches National Park)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpQmF0_ABEr/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jhhm2ea0v2o2

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>After the outstanding Dinosaur National Monument yesterday, we had another #dinosaur day today. Our first stop was the town of Dinosaur in #colorado where all the streets are named after dinosaurs! We then crossed the Bookcliff Mountains via Douglas Pass to reach #dinosaurhill the discovery site of #apatosaurus (originally called #brontosaurus ) in the #jurassic #morrisonformation Next stop was the #rabbitvalley #trailthroughtime here we saw both #camarasaurus and #diplodocus #fossils still embedded in the rocks (also Morrison Formation) Our final stop was the amazing #millcanyon #dinosaurtrack site. Here we saw more than 200 #dinosaurtracks from many different species! The night was spent in Moab <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php</a> (at Mill Canyon/copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpN9cjPgtTL/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xllzrldjvnj0">https://www.instagram.com/p/BpN9cjPgtTL/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xllzrldjvnj0</a></p>

After the outstanding Dinosaur National Monument yesterday, we had another #dinosaur day today. Our first stop was the town of Dinosaur in #colorado where all the streets are named after dinosaurs! We then crossed the Bookcliff Mountains via Douglas Pass to reach #dinosaurhill the discovery site of #apatosaurus (originally called #brontosaurus ) in the #jurassic #morrisonformation Next stop was the #rabbitvalley #trailthroughtime here we saw both #camarasaurus and #diplodocus #fossils still embedded in the rocks (also Morrison Formation) Our final stop was the amazing #millcanyon #dinosaurtrack site. Here we saw more than 200 #dinosaurtracks from many different species! The night was spent in Moab http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php (at Mill Canyon/copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks)
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>We had another great day on our #USA trip. First we drove through the #eocene Bridger Formation and learnt about the mammal  fossils found there including the famous #uintatherium We then crossed into #utah and followed the Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway. This amazing road marks all the different rock formations as you go. We  passed through #cretaceous #jurassic #triassic #carboniferous and #permian rocks before passing the fault that causes the #precambrian rock of the #unitamountains to be pushed up. We then descended into Vernal where we visited the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. In the museum we got to see Eocene Mammals as well as #dinosaurs The highlight of the day was #dinosaurnationalmonument Here 1500 dinosaur fossils lie still embedded in #jurassic #morrisonformation #sediments and represent a ‘log-jam’ of dinosaur carcasses washed down stream by a flood. It is the most incredible palaeontological site I have ever seen! We then walked fossil discovery trail and found yet more dinosaur bones embedded in the rock. (at Dinosaur National Monument)<br/>
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We had another great day on our #USA trip. First we drove through the #eocene Bridger Formation and learnt about the mammal fossils found there including the famous #uintatherium We then crossed into #utah and followed the Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway. This amazing road marks all the different rock formations as you go. We passed through #cretaceous #jurassic #triassic #carboniferous and #permian rocks before passing the fault that causes the #precambrian rock of the #unitamountains to be pushed up. We then descended into Vernal where we visited the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. In the museum we got to see Eocene Mammals as well as #dinosaurs The highlight of the day was #dinosaurnationalmonument Here 1500 dinosaur fossils lie still embedded in #jurassic #morrisonformation #sediments and represent a ‘log-jam’ of dinosaur carcasses washed down stream by a flood. It is the most incredible palaeontological site I have ever seen! We then walked fossil discovery trail and found yet more dinosaur bones embedded in the rock. (at Dinosaur National Monument)
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Posted 6 weeks ago

Old Faithful geyser erupts ‘faithfully’ every 44 - 120 minutes but each individual eruption is predicted to within the minute! (at Old Faithful Visitor Center)
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>An awesome day: we found our own Green River Formation #fossil #fish at #fossilsafari and visited the nearby #fossilbuttenationalmonument This incredible site is an Eocene fossil lake. Fossils found here include the famous fish, but also crocodiles, turtles, amphibians, horses, bats, birds and many plants. This was day 3 of our USA trip: <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php</a> (at Kemmerer, Wyoming)<br/>
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An awesome day: we found our own Green River Formation #fossil #fish at #fossilsafari and visited the nearby #fossilbuttenationalmonument This incredible site is an Eocene fossil lake. Fossils found here include the famous fish, but also crocodiles, turtles, amphibians, horses, bats, birds and many plants. This was day 3 of our USA trip: http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php (at Kemmerer, Wyoming)
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>We were in #yellowstonenationalpark and #grandtetonnationalpark today. I just LOVE them! Yellowstone has more geysers than the rest of the world put together and the 2.68 billion old gneiss of the Grand Tetons have been pushed up by a fault that’s only 5 million years old! (at Yellowstone National Park.)<br/>
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We were in #yellowstonenationalpark and #grandtetonnationalpark today. I just LOVE them! Yellowstone has more geysers than the rest of the world put together and the 2.68 billion old gneiss of the Grand Tetons have been pushed up by a fault that’s only 5 million years old! (at Yellowstone National Park.)
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Great first day of our USA trip. We  left Bozeman and travelled along Paradise Valley pausing to see moraines and the Hepburn Mesa mammal fossil cliff before entering #yellowstonenationalpark  Our first stop was #mammothhotsprings where we saw travertine terraces. We then stopped to examine tuff from the first Yellowstone caldera eruption (the largest known eruption on earth that emitted 2,500 km3 of lava) before reaching Sheepeater cliff to see #columnarbasalt We the passed #obsidiancliff en-route to the #norrisgeyserbasin where we saw the world’s tallest #geyser Steamboat and #porcelainbasin We then checked out the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone from both the north and south rim, not only admiring the canyon and waterfalls but also seeing a cross section through a hydrothermal basin. We ended by seeing #tuffcliff which consists of #pyroclastic ash from the most recent Yellowstone Caldera eruption and the nearby Terrace Spring which bizarrely deposits both sinter and travertine. The night was spent in West Yellowstone. (at Yellowstone National Park)<br/>
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Great first day of our USA trip. We left Bozeman and travelled along Paradise Valley pausing to see moraines and the Hepburn Mesa mammal fossil cliff before entering #yellowstonenationalpark Our first stop was #mammothhotsprings where we saw travertine terraces. We then stopped to examine tuff from the first Yellowstone caldera eruption (the largest known eruption on earth that emitted 2,500 km3 of lava) before reaching Sheepeater cliff to see #columnarbasalt We the passed #obsidiancliff en-route to the #norrisgeyserbasin where we saw the world’s tallest #geyser Steamboat and #porcelainbasin We then checked out the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone from both the north and south rim, not only admiring the canyon and waterfalls but also seeing a cross section through a hydrothermal basin. We ended by seeing #tuffcliff which consists of #pyroclastic ash from the most recent Yellowstone Caldera eruption and the nearby Terrace Spring which bizarrely deposits both sinter and travertine. The night was spent in West Yellowstone. (at Yellowstone National Park)
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Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>After recce-ing the trip in June, I’m on my way back to the USA to lead a group of 5 people on GeoWorld Travel’s “USA: Yellowstone, Dinosaurs and Grand Canyon” trip <a href="https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr">https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr</a> <a href="https://ift.tt/2RJ8Oul">https://ift.tt/2RJ8Oul</a></p>

After recce-ing the trip in June, I’m on my way back to the USA to lead a group of 5 people on GeoWorld Travel’s “USA: Yellowstone, Dinosaurs and Grand Canyon” trip https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr https://ift.tt/2RJ8Oul

Posted 9 weeks ago
<p>#mountblanc from the window of the plane as we flew over the #alps today. We are now in Naples. We will visiting Vesuvius and Pompeii tomorrow <a href="https://ift.tt/2OG0pG5">https://ift.tt/2OG0pG5</a></p>

#mountblanc from the window of the plane as we flew over the #alps today. We are now in Naples. We will visiting Vesuvius and Pompeii tomorrow https://ift.tt/2OG0pG5

Posted 12 weeks ago
<p>At Manchester Airport heading to Italy to start the GeoWorld Travel “Italy - The Classic Volcanoes” tour. <a href="https://ift.tt/2QLRxjr">https://ift.tt/2QLRxjr</a></p>

At Manchester Airport heading to Italy to start the GeoWorld Travel “Italy - The Classic Volcanoes” tour. https://ift.tt/2QLRxjr

Posted 12 weeks ago
<p>WOW! What a day… just so much to see in the #myvatn area! We started with the mighty #krafla #volcano and saw its #viti #crater and fissures that caused the Myvatn Fires. It was then off to #hverir to see the #fumeroles and #mudpots before extension faults of the plate boundary and an ascent of the huge tephra  cone #hverfjall (one of the largest in the world). This was followed by the amazing former drained lava lake with lava towers caused by phreatic explosions called<br/>
#dimmuborgir. It was then to the #rootlesscones so characteristic of #myvatn before a cup of coffee at #goðafoss #waterfall at the night at #akureyri (at Hverir)<br/>
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WOW! What a day… just so much to see in the #myvatn area! We started with the mighty #krafla #volcano and saw its #viti #crater and fissures that caused the Myvatn Fires. It was then off to #hverir to see the #fumeroles and #mudpots before extension faults of the plate boundary and an ascent of the huge tephra cone #hverfjall (one of the largest in the world). This was followed by the amazing former drained lava lake with lava towers caused by phreatic explosions called
#dimmuborgir. It was then to the #rootlesscones so characteristic of #myvatn before a cup of coffee at #goðafoss #waterfall at the night at #akureyri (at Hverir)
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Posted 13 weeks ago
<p>Today was the last day of our #iceland tour. We drove from Akueryri to Reykjavik stopping at #grabrok crater en-route. We head to Italy next week for our ‘Classic Volcanoes’ tour. (at Grábrók - Hreðavatnsskáli)<br/>
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Today was the last day of our #iceland tour. We drove from Akueryri to Reykjavik stopping at #grabrok crater en-route. We head to Italy next week for our ‘Classic Volcanoes’ tour. (at Grábrók - Hreðavatnsskáli)
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Posted 13 weeks ago
<p>Our #iceland journey continues. Today we examined the eroded remains of magma chambers in east Iceland before heading north to reach #dettifoss the most powerful waterfall in Europe. (at Dettifoss)<br/>
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Our #iceland journey continues. Today we examined the eroded remains of magma chambers in east Iceland before heading north to reach #dettifoss the most powerful waterfall in Europe. (at Dettifoss)
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Posted 13 weeks ago
<p>Great day with much improved weather on our #iceland tour. The first stop was #skogafoss #waterfall followed by Petursey followed by #reynisfjara beach in the #katlageopark to see the #columnarbasalt We then stopped at Iceland’s highest cliff before reaching #skaftafell in the #vatnajökull #nationalpark here we hiked to #svartifoss #waterfall We then stopped at a site to look at #obsidian and great views of #öræfajökull #volcano (Iceland’s highest mountain and 3rd largest volcano) before visiting #fjallsarlon glacial lagoon followed by #jokulsarlon<br/>
to see the icebergs in the lagoon and ice on the beach. We spent the night in Hofn. (at Skaftafell - Vatnajökull National Park)<br/>
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Great day with much improved weather on our #iceland tour. The first stop was #skogafoss #waterfall followed by Petursey followed by #reynisfjara beach in the #katlageopark to see the #columnarbasalt We then stopped at Iceland’s highest cliff before reaching #skaftafell in the #vatnajökull #nationalpark here we hiked to #svartifoss #waterfall We then stopped at a site to look at #obsidian and great views of #öræfajökull #volcano (Iceland’s highest mountain and 3rd largest volcano) before visiting #fjallsarlon glacial lagoon followed by #jokulsarlon
to see the icebergs in the lagoon and ice on the beach. We spent the night in Hofn. (at Skaftafell - Vatnajökull National Park)
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Posted 13 weeks ago
<p>We had a great 1st day to our #Iceland trip. First we visited #reykjanes #geopark stopping at the Bridge between the Continents, and Reykjanesta where the Mid Atlantic Ridge comes out if the sea. We then visited the #krýsuvík #geothermal fields and the nearby green lake Graenavatn which is a #maar (a phreatic explosion crater). We then journeyed on past Reykjavik to Thingvellir #nationalpark here we walked down the famous #almannagjá fault which is the normal fault of the mid Atlantic Ridge graben. We then moved on the #geysir which lends its name to all the world’s geysirs where we saw #strokkur geysir erupt several times. Our final stop of the day was the mighty #gullfoss #waterfall. The night was spent in Hella. (at Strokkur Geysir, Iceland)<br/>
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We had a great 1st day to our #Iceland trip. First we visited #reykjanes #geopark stopping at the Bridge between the Continents, and Reykjanesta where the Mid Atlantic Ridge comes out if the sea. We then visited the #krýsuvík #geothermal fields and the nearby green lake Graenavatn which is a #maar (a phreatic explosion crater). We then journeyed on past Reykjavik to Thingvellir #nationalpark here we walked down the famous #almannagjá fault which is the normal fault of the mid Atlantic Ridge graben. We then moved on the #geysir which lends its name to all the world’s geysirs where we saw #strokkur geysir erupt several times. Our final stop of the day was the mighty #gullfoss #waterfall. The night was spent in Hella. (at Strokkur Geysir, Iceland)
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Posted 13 weeks ago
<p>Coming down to land in the Reykjanes UNESCO #geopark . Directly below the engine you can see the mid Atlantic Ridge rising out of the sea. (at Reykjanes Unesco Global Geopark - Iceland)<br/>
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Coming down to land in the Reykjanes UNESCO #geopark . Directly below the engine you can see the mid Atlantic Ridge rising out of the sea. (at Reykjanes Unesco Global Geopark - Iceland)
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Posted 13 weeks ago
<p>Today was the last day of our #iceland tour. We drove from Akueryri to Reykjavik stopping at #grabrok crater en-route. We head to Italy next week for our ‘Classic Volcanoes’ tour. (at Grábrók - Hreðavatnsskáli)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1f49cle17m0i7">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1f49cle17m0i7</a></p>

Today was the last day of our #iceland tour. We drove from Akueryri to Reykjavik stopping at #grabrok crater en-route. We head to Italy next week for our ‘Classic Volcanoes’ tour. (at Grábrók - Hreðavatnsskáli)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1f49cle17m0i7

Posted 13 weeks ago