I am lucky enough to teach geology in one of the most geologically fascinating places on the planet. My students at College of Marin already know the greatness the Bay Area’s geology, where we can in the course of a single day stand on the San Andreas fault, touch serpentinite crumbling out of cliffs in view of the Golden Gate Bridge, see active landslides undermining million dollar homes, and put our boots right on the one of the most dangerous faults in the world, the Hayward fault. Visiting these places, and understanding what they mean, is what this blog is all about. This blog is a way for me to share with a wider audience my love of the geology of the Bay Area.

This blog will focus on the geology of Marin County, but will touch upon the surrounding areas too. And since California is the state with so many other amazing places–Yosemite, the Gold Country, Owen’s Valley, Death Valley, Mt. Shasta, the Klamaths–you can bet that places far outside Marin County will make an appearance from time to time.

If you have any questions, please contact me at geology.prof (at) yahoo.com.

–Steve

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