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10. You have ever had to respond "yes" to the question, "What have you got in here, rocks?"
9. You have ever taken a 15-passenger van over "roads" that were really intended only for cattle
|Kartchner Cavern was dissolved out of the Mississippian Escabrosa Limestone. | Photo by Brian F. Gootee|
7. Your rock garden is located inside your house.
6. You have ever hung a picture using a Brunton as a level, and your rock hammer as your hammer.
4. You consider a "recent event" to be anything that has happened in the last hundred thousand years.
|Strata in Salta (Argentina).|
2. You have ever been on a field trip that included scheduled stops at a gravel pit and/or a liquor store.
|Photo: Houston Geological Society|
And the #1 sign you might be a geologist:
1. You have ever uttered the phrase "have you tried licking it" with no sexual connotations involved.
|Geology student really getting down to earth by licking a block of salt on a desert playa.|
Photo: El Camino College
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