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A webinar on Forensic Geology
December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dr Laurance Donnelly, whose 2019 Richard Lancelyn Green Lecture on Forensic Geology is reported in the forthcoming Winter issue of The Sherlock Holmes Journal, has forwarded information from our friend (and new Honorary Member) Peter Blau:
On Wednesday the 9th December at 1.00pm Eastern Standard Time (that’s 6.00pm GMT) the American Geosciences Institute will host a webinar entitled Introduction to Forensic Geology – Petrography, led by Chris Braaten, PG, CPG, Senior Petrographer/Geologist at American Engineering Testing, Inc.
“Series: Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI)
“Forensic Geology/Petrography is not a new tool in the construction industry; however, it is generally not a well-known discipline. Observations detailed in this presentation are not typically covered during University geological studies. Most of these skills are learned on the job and do require a minimum of 5 years of experience directly under a Petrographer to earn a Petrographer title. This presentation will provide the standards followed, typical observations, and a few fun projects. Petrography has proven a beneficial tool in the assessment of concrete and construction stone to aide in engineering and construction applications.”