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The rock and ice mechanics lab at Lamont-Doherty is led by PIs Heather Savage, Christine McCarthy and Ben Holtzman. We are in the process of growing our lab and building our experimental program. Along with a team of postdocs, undergrads, grads, and longtime staff engineer Ted, we are rehabilitating and revamping some of the old equipment and building new rigs for exciting new experiments on both rock and ice. You can follow along with our progress here.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Lab Field Trip 2015

Every year the rock mechanics lab tries to sneak off for one last trip to the field before the snow arrives. This year Mike and Heather put together a plan that brought us up north a bit to the Kingston area. In particular there was a nice fault zone right off the side of the road.





Our second stop was a park overlooking the Hudson, where we ate lunch.

I was particularly excited by the chalk marks, wishing I had some gear with me.



Third stop was this eery mining cave.


Then another place with quartz crystals growing from the veins in the rock.


Final stop was this fault along a river.

 Previous cores had been taken from this fault.