News archive - 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

geoLOGIC renews free departmental license for geoSCOUT software

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has received a license renewal from geoLOGIC Systems Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, for the well-known and widely used geoSCOUT™ software for research and student training.  This GIS-type software allows remote digital access and geographical analysis of the vast data banks of oil and gas well production in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada. 

To quote from the geoLOGIC Systems Inc. website:

Friday, September 30, 2016

Red Dog Mine, Northwest Alaska, near Kotzebue Sediment-hosted Zinc-Lead Ore Paleozoic, Mississippian, 338 million years ago

On October 29, 2015, Peter Russell of the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum traveled to Teck Metals’ Product Technology Centre (PTC) in Mississauga to pick up a 3,400 kg rock donated to the Peter Russell Rock Garden on the UW Campus. The rock is zinc-lead ore with silver, from the Red Dog mine in Northwestern Alaska.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

McGregor Bay: A magical mystery geological tour with a french twist

Written by Peter Russell with introduction by Linda Lapointe

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Urban geology

Paul Karrow, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo

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