Tag: radioactive decay

Grand Canyon: Granite Rocks

As a geology student I love to look at, touch, and think about rocks.  However, I am afraid that I do not love all kinds of rocks equally.  My least favorite rocks are the ones that look like… Read More

Granite’s Captive

A thin metal tower holds a drilling rig as it is guided down to a depth of down to 2.6 miles bellow the surface at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.  At this depth, the temperature reaches 595 degrees (F), and… Read More

Radical Radiohalos

The depth and beauty of the granite countertop of the ice cream shop intrigued me as I slowly enjoyed my cone.  There were grey, white, clear, and light pink specks, which I knew to be quartz, peachy colored… Read More