Call for OKTOBIR AW28 posts: Deskcrop Trick-or-Treat
It's only September, but I'm going to get things started early for October's Accretionary Wedge.
The AW for Sep is going to be over at Outside the Interzone - so be sure to get something to Lockwood first. But to get you started thinking, I'm going to solicit posts for October. There are some great things going on during October. It's in this month that Archbishop Ussher tagged as the date of the creation of all our "stuff." Baseball playoffs and the World Series take place. Leif Erikson day is the 9th. Columbus day. Of course, it's also Halloween. Halloween is also my birthday.
October's theme is going to be "Desk-crops." This can be any rock or other geological* specimen that you have lying around your office/desk/lab that has a story to tell. The spookier the better. Photos and/or illustrations are very important (although not absolutely required). This is taken directly from Ron Schott's "deskrcop series" of his rocks and such - great examples of what I had in mind with the theme (but not the only way to skin this horse).
Submit your posts by Friday, October 29th. Late posts might get "tricked."
*in this case, "geological" applies to any "earth material" that either directly, or indirectly came from the earth. Lithified, or unlithified samples count. Artificial gems/minerals count, as do biological specimens that are directly or indirectly connected to an "earth science" message are also fine, heck a REE graph or spectrogram of some stuff is okay, too. But big, beautiful landscape photos of entire cliffs and bluff faces don't count -unless you have a mountain in your office. This might be okay if your office is on a cliff, I guess. Provenance photos alongside deskcrops are also good.