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Old 03-21-2006, 06:25 AM   #1
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I work for a soils engineering company in Orange County, CA and one of the several jobs we do is landslide repair. At a site last year, I found a vein of gypsum running right through the hillside that we were repairing between some houses. In this case, the gypsum was formed when ancient landslides allowed water, carrying minerals, to seep into the cracks in the soil. Over time the gypsum crystalized into this 1+ inch thick vein. There are also some vertical veins connected to the horizontal one.


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So, nobody finds geology interesting?


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That is cool. Funny how you can find extraordinary things in ordinary places. Seems to happen a lot with Geology.
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So, nobody finds geology interesting?
Now if you had said that you mined a 5gallon pail of it for brewing, then brewed your best beer ever with it, then gave it an awsesome name and then wrote a song about it...
we'd be talking.



Actually, that is pretty cool. Geology is a large part of what I do at work and it has always interested me. The only problem with geology is dealing with geologists!
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Now if you had said that you mined a 5gallon pail of it for brewing, then brewed your best beer ever with it, then gave it an awsesome name and then wrote a song about it...
we'd be talking.



Actually, that is pretty cool. Geology is a large part of what I do at work and it has always interested me. The only problem with geology is dealing with geologists!
What's funny is I'm always getting asked at different job sites if I'm an engineer or a geologist. I have to say "No, I have a degree in music!" And I don't think I'll be using the stuff for brewing any time soon, unless I want to call the brew Light Brown, Very Moist, Sandy Clay with fragments of siltstone Pale Ale!


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