An ode to metamorphism

Originally posted on the EGU blog network On finding out my ‘profession’, there’s one fact that people proudly announce to me on a regular basis: “I know the three rock types: sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic!”. What usually emerges from deeper probing is that most people are comfortable with the concept of sediments and magma, but […]

Rocks – fifty shades of grey?

One of the most common misconceptions about rocks is that they are all grey. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that, to many non-geologists, the thought of studying rocks for a living is utterly incomprehensible.