Quantitative Clastics Laboratory
Tim Prather recently graduated with a B.S. from the Jackson School of Geosciences geology program at UT-Austin. Tim is currently working with the QCL on a number of different projects that will prepare him to begin his masters in geology here at UT-Austin in the Fall. Tim will work with Dr. Peter Flaig, Dr. Darrin Burton, and Dr. Lesli Wood on an outcrop to subsurface project on the Loyd Sandstone in the Rangley area of Colorado. Some of Tim's goals will be to identify the Loyd in outcrop and in the subsurface, clarify how it differs from the overlying Sego Formation and underlying Mancos Shale, and provide paleoenvironmental interpretations for the Loyd in the region. Click on photo to view larger. Feb 12, 2014
Dr. Stephen Hasiotis, a visiting scientist (ichnologist/sedimentologist) from the University of Kansas, spent four days at the QCL discussing current research with Dr. Peter Flaig and Dolores van der Kolk. Steve and Pete are collaborating on Antarctic Research investigating Permo-Trassic strata in the Central Transantarctic Mountains. Steve was also here to discuss Dolores' research on shallow-marine to continental transitional strata located along the the Cretaceous Arctic Ocean shoreline of Alaska. While he was here Steve visited outcrops of the Bull Creek Member of the Walnut Formation and the Wilcox Formation to look at the ichnology and stratigraphy of both formations.
Click on photos to view larger. Feb 11, 2014