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But if, as some geologists suppose, a range of older rocks underlies the Weald, on the flanks of which the overlying sedimentary deposits might have accumulated in thinner masses than elsewhere, the above estimate would be erroneous; but this source of doubt probably would not greatly affect the estimate as applied to the western extremity of the district.
It is hardly possible for me even to recall to the reader, who may not be a practical geologist, the facts leading the mind feebly to comprehend the lapse of time.
The most skilful geologist, if his attention had been exclusively confined to these large territories, would never have suspected that during the periods which were blank and barren in his own country, great piles of sediment, charged with new and peculiar forms of life, had elsewhere been accumulated.
And in the distant future, a geologist examining these beds, might be tempted to conclude that the average duration of life of the embedded fossils had been less than that of the glacial period, instead of having been really far greater, that is extending from before the glacial epoch to the present day.
The circumstance of this enormous area being constituted of materials which most geologists believe to have been crystallized when heated under pressure, gives rise to many curious reflections.
The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit -- not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic.
Indeed so very striking was the resemblance between the water and the land, that, however much the geologist might sneer at so simple a theory, it would have been difficult for a poet not to have felt, that the formation of the one had been produced by the subsiding dominion of the other.
I am very encouraged by the strong geological team we are building, as we now possess two renowned geologists who have both played key roles at two of the world's most successful mining companies, namely, Bill Reed, our VP of Exploration North America, formerly Chief Geologist, Mexico with Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL, market cap of $681 million) and now Alain Vachon, formerly Senior Geologist at Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX, market cap of $27.
Most go for the majestic view, but geologists go to the canyon--a gaping chasm more than 275 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and in places more than a mile deep--to unravel its untold tale of erosion writ large.
Regardless of the interpretation, this is primarily a geological mission, and the geologists are ecstatic about it.
Geologists (scientists who study Earth and its changes) explain that, like coal and natural gas, oil is a fossil fuel.
He is a Licensed Geologist in the State of Washington and a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the Society of Economic Geologists.
But geologists have been snapping a very different picture of the lake lately.
The readings from this first examination of the chemical composition of Mars were radioed to Earth on Sunday afternoon for analysis by geologists.
In addition to Alain Vachon and Mark Slauenwhite (both former senior geologists at Barrick Gold NYSE:ABX), Paramount's staff now consists of six experienced geologists with the requisite expertise for the comprehensive exploration work program planned for these 5 promising properties in Chile and Argentina.