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Image Description: The Hope Diamond.

Image Description: (Most of) The Group on the evening of our first day of driving. It was pretty chilly out on the water!

Image Description: On one of the largest sand dunes in the world, on the Outer Banks of NC.

Image Description: The group looking at some rocks near one of our campsites.

Image Description: Glenn rock climbing. Everyone made it to the top that day!

Image Description: Dan rock climbing.

Image Description: Looking out over a stream where several large gold nuggets have been found in the past. Unfortunately we didn’t find any...

Image Description: Glenn looking out at the evening sky on top of one of the mountains we hiked.

Image Description: Huge air-powered drills in the gold mine we got a tour of.

Image Description: A cool formation in the sand at the Outer Banks sand dunes.

Image Description: North Carolina

Image Description: Learning about the rocks in the area.

Image Description: Kaleb climbing the rocks.

Image Description: Seth needed a little help belaying Glenn...

Image Description: Almost there!

Image Description: Bobby playing mercy with the Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.

Image Description: A large piece of Banded Iron Formation (BIF) in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

Image Description: Bobby standing next to a large quartz vein in the mine we explored.

Image Description: A HUGE piece of Beryl (the same mineral as emeralds) at the Smithsonian.

Image Description: The (whole) group outside the mines. We all had a great time exploring the geology of North Carolina.

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School of Earth and Climate Sciences
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Orono, ME 04469-5790
Phone: (207) 581-2152 | Fax: (207) 581-2202E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469