GSA Connection

December 2012

Geoscience Trivia

  1. What does the image protray?
    Cinnabar (mercury sulfide). Image taken from the Beginner's Guide to Minerals and Rocks by Joel Grice, 2010, Canadian Museum of Nature.

  2. What did the American Geological Society change its name to on 18 Dec. 1889?
    Geological Society of America

  3. Born on 26 Dec. 1780, this math and science pioneer wrote both Mechanism of the Heavens and Physical Geography. Name this person.
  4. Mary Fairfax Somerville

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