Greetings. In academia, there is generally a tension between the 'soft sciences' and the 'hard sciences'. In truth, the two fields benefit each other more than we would like to admit. In recent years through Geology, we have been able to trace back and identify exact happenings from the past. Sometimes historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists … Continue reading History Proved Through Geology
Hello! Just thought we would share a quick note on how one of our field trips went last week. We had a great time, and send many thanks to the Natural History Museum of Los Angles for having our club members! We began our tour outside, where our guides pointed out the fascinating ‘Living Wall’ … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Gems and Minerals at the NHMLA
Welcome to our next monthly installment of Digging Deep blog post, where we will round up and finish off everything we discussed in our posts this past week on Facebook! This week we explored castles in the United Kingdom- how were they made, and what were they made of! Let us first start by exploring … Continue reading British Castles: How Were they Made and What were they Made of?
This past week on Facebook we had a theme of rock art that was examined through the more specific case study of the painted Lascaux Caves in Southern France. Since we had such a good response, we thought we would type up a quick blog post to share with our blog readers, and to include … Continue reading Rock Art at Lascaux
As we have finished our annual gem show, we thought we would share a few entries from different members about the show. This entry is from our Secretary and Webmaster Jamie Erickson. All said and done, we had a great show this year. Over the Saturday and Sunday period, we had 918 people that visited us … Continue reading SBLMS Gem Show Reflections Pt.1
The Stoddard Wells tailgate has been an annual trip for many of our club members for, well, let’s just say a LONG time. According to the Bureau of Land Management, Stoddard Valley is characterized by an interesting landscape with steep rocky mountains (elevations of which can reach up to 5,000 feeet), rolling hills, wide valleys, … Continue reading Stoddard Wells Trip
Our club has had the honor of displaying some of 'Natures Treasures' in the Torrance Public Library as of late. The display covers a wide range of objects. Club members have volunteered to share their hand crafted works of jewelry, including beading, wire wrapping, cabochons, and silver smithing. Members have also specimens, fossils, petrified wood, and polished rock. … Continue reading Library Display, Torrance CA