Fieldwork, the backstage

In the last two centuries, geologists devoted a lot of time and energy to extensive field studies, aiming to understand the evolution of Earth. Direct observation in the field of structures and relationships between different types of lithologies, units of rock determined by physical characteristics and composition, provide geologists with important information on the formation and shaping of our planet. Field geologists can expect plenty of time outdoors. A field geologist is a very curious person and from the start of their career will have an innate will to spend time in direct contact with nature. This inevitable feeling, also known as nature fever, often evolves into a need for scientific discovery. The more a geologist goes into the field, the more he needs to spend time in the field in the future.

Releasing pressure on the rock. A big hammer doesn’t break your back but breaks hard rocks. However, Val, safety first!
Releasing pressure on the rock. A big hammer doesn’t break your back but breaks hard rocks. However, Val, safety first!

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What are microbes, and wait, they are found in rocks?

A very (in)famous mathematician, Dr. Ian Malcom, Jurassic Park, once said five very insightful and philosophical words. “Life, uh…finds a way

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Dr Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park

While he was referring to breeding dinosaurs, which films have taught us is not a good idea, he was nevertheless correct in a different context. Life very often finds a way to exist in unexpected places and ways, and often that life is microorganisms. Continue reading