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Geologist Cari Corrigan, left, points out some features in Kentland Quarry in western Indiana. Photo by Don Hurlbert, Smithsonian.
by Adam Blankenbicker -- Aug 18, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to travel with five geologists to unique sites around the country to understand more about the diverse geologic...

Active pit at White River Quarry in Enumclaw, Wash. The dark rocks on the bottom are old basalt lava flows, and the upper, lighter layer is formed of more recent deposits of volcanic ash. Smithsonian photo by Don Hurlbert.
by Adam Blankenbicker -- Jan 5, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to travel with five geologists to unique sites around the country to understand more about the diverse geologic...

Lake at Golden Gate Quarry. Photo by Don Hurlbert, Smithsonian.
by Adam Blankenbicker -- Apr 6, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to travel with five geologists to unique sites around the country to understand more about the diverse geologic...