Geology

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 2

Pack the kids and the cooler in the car and head out for the great South Dakota road trip. But this summer, give travel a twist. The editors of South Dakota Magazine encourage you to "Travel Like It's 1938" with the May/June issue of the magazine.

 Managing Editor John Andrews is with us. We talk with him about his Fairburn Agate hunting journey as well as summer road trips.

Michael Zimny

In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 1

A new series of classes is about to begin for those interested in geology in the Black Hills.

This will include how to use geological maps and tools along with features and fossils unique to the Black Hills. Alvis Lisenbee, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

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  A South Dakota paleontologist is receiving a 400 thousand dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. Darrin Pangac is an associate professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He and his team of researchers are working to increase diversity in geological field work.

Two New Lakes Discovered In Jewel Cave

Jan 6, 2017
Jewel Cave

Jewel Cave rang in the New Year with new discoveries. Two lakes were found inside the cave over the weekend. Officials say these lakes, along with others in Wind Cave, offer researchers the rare opportunity to visit the water source in person.
 

Underground Geology With Tom Campbell

Aug 14, 2015
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As a young student, Tom Campbell discovered three minerals while exploring the Tip Top Mine near Custer.  Campbell is now a science education specialist at the Sanford Underground Research Facility.  He visited about his love for underground geology and how he shares that with students.  Campbell joined SDPB's Cara Hetland Friday on Innovation.

One of the most exciting dinosaur discoveries in recent years may not make it to a museum. The find of two dinosaur fossils "locked in mortal combat" will instead hit the auction block in New York, and the set is expected to bring in a $7 to $9 million haul - which would make it one of the most expensive dinosaur fossils ever. Dubbed the "Montana Dueling Dinosaurs," the fossils were found in 2006 by commercial prospectors on private land. According to The New York Times, dinosaur fossils discovered on private property in the U.S.