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Dip

By | 2008-12-22T23:38:53+00:00 December 22nd, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology|Tags: , , , |

Does that rock have dip?  No, this is not another food metaphor! Dip is a technical geologic term meaning the orientation of a rock layer in 3 dimensional space. This property has to do with both direction and magnitude of the angle that a rock layer slants away from that famous horizontal plane.  The line that [...]

Earthquake

By | 2008-12-20T23:40:34+00:00 December 20th, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The last thing on anyone's mind around the Powder River valley is earthquake.  Granted we are in a pretty low risk area for earthquake but we are not in the lowest possible category.    In fact, according to the United States Geologic Survey,  we have a 2% probability of exceeding 1/10th of the force of gravity (horizontally) [...]