geomorphology blog
geomorphology blog

Geomorphology is the study of landforms and the natural processes that shape them. Every stone used in the jewellery making process has a story of how it came to be — welcome to a space where some of these geologic, hydrologic and tectonic processes that shape rocks are discussed. 

Mt. Tzouhalem Conglomerates: A Nanaimo Group Special

Mt. Tzouhalem Conglomerates: A Nanaimo Group Special

On a beautiful October day last fall, my partner Alex and I set out to hike Cowichan Bay's iconic Mt. Tzouhalem. Winding our way through the forest trails we reached our near-panoramic viewpoint and settled down for a rest when I noticed the unusual texture of the rocks beneath our feet. Alex, like any normal human-being, marvelled at the greens of the farm fields in the distance and blues of the estuary, dotted with herons and geese, the...

Vancouver Island Flowerstone, Dallasite & Basalt ID-ing

Vancouver Island Flowerstone, Dallasite & Basalt ID-ing

Howdy and happy first day of Pisces, readers! It's also the first day of reading break for my fellow UVic students and I — indeed, a much needed breath of fresh air — and to celebrate, I spent my day designing jewellery, walking around my very windy neighbourhood, and revisiting my geology textbooks to ID some of my favourite rocks from my ever-growing beach stone collection. Behold, a post attributed to my love of basalts, and the fun but...

Natural Hazards Journal & the Undersea Eruption near Tonga

Natural Hazards Journal & the Undersea Eruption near Tonga

Hey readers, I'm excited to be writing today about a new project I have on the go: keeping a natural disaster journal. Keeping an active record of the abrupt geomorphic changes that can take place at a moments notice helps me stay present, practice gratitude for my safety and well-being, and remain actively engaged in my field of interest as a geography student. If I'm being frank, I think keeping such a journal will simply be cool to look back...