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Two photos: going wide, going deep

Two great panoramic photos that feature or include southeast Minneapolis are part of a current exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Wide-Eyed: Panoramic Photographs. The first was created by a contemporary photographer, Jonathon Wells, who is also a geologist. … Continue reading

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How much do you want for that hat?

I met David Wiggins at the east end of the Stone Arch Bridge the other day. David is a genuine article National Park Service ranger for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. We were going to talk about rocks, … Continue reading

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A whole world in a handful of sand

I’ve learned two things this week: 1. Plain brown sand is never as plain and brown as it looks. 2. You really can see a whole world in a grain of sand. A few weeks ago I collected a sample … Continue reading

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