What a whirlwind of nearly 2 months with talks in India (6), New Zealand (6) and Australia (15)! Two lectures in Perth for the Geological Society of Australia Western Australia division and CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization) finished out my tour in Australia. Perth is distant from the rest of Australia, and has a strong contingent of geologists, many in mining.
There are impressive views of Perth from King’s Park with its distinctive botanical gardens.
Nearby in the Darling Ranges, it was interesting to compare iron-rich pisoliths to the concretions I have been looking at over the years.
I am grateful for this enriching experience that was sponsored by GSA, the University of Utah, the Geological Societies of Australia and New Zealand, and many host institutions. Everywhere I visited the response to the lectures was enthusiastic. Soon I will be home to recoup for a few weeks, and then it will be trip #2 off to Japan and China for the month of May!