Tuesday 5 May 2009

The usual excuse for not posting

Yes, I've been hanging about in Egypt again, looking at rocks for my day job. In the absence of any bad science related stuff, here are some pretty pictures.

El Tor, the town where we stayed, at sunset.

Downtown El Tor.

Fossilised burrows in Miocene syn-rift rocks. There's a lot of this in the study area, which usually means that structures that would help to understand the depositional environment are obscured.

Part of the field area. To the right are rocks of the Precambrian basement. In the foreground, a major normal fault separates those Precambrian rocks from Nubian sandstone, Eocene carbonate units, and Miocene syn-rift calc-arenites.