20 episodes

James the Geologist and Bryan Baggins dive deeper into various geological topics with rock hammers in one hand and a whiskey on the rocks in the other. Grab a drink, take a seat, and enjoy the conversation with our hosts and esteemed guests.

Stay cool, tune in, and keep it on the rocks!

Geology On The Rock‪s‬ James Hobbs

    • Earth Sciences
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

James the Geologist and Bryan Baggins dive deeper into various geological topics with rock hammers in one hand and a whiskey on the rocks in the other. Grab a drink, take a seat, and enjoy the conversation with our hosts and esteemed guests.

Stay cool, tune in, and keep it on the rocks!

    Fanclastic! Pt. 2

    Fanclastic! Pt. 2

    Episode 20 is the second part to us closing out the siliclastics. Our discussion here talks about that fancy word - Diagenesis. While we have talked about the deposition of sediments and the corresponding sedimentary rocks, this discussions dives deep into the processes that occur during deposition in subsiding basins regards to the physical and chemical responses in response to pressure and temperatures changes and how the sediments reacts to changes in pore-water composition. We close things out with a battle of the bands (Part 1) in this week's That Freaking Rocks. Who will be our big winner? 

    As always, thanks for allowing us to be played between your earballs each week and remember to...

    Be Cool, Stay Tuned, And Keep It On The Rocks!

    • 36 min
    Fanclastic! Pt. 1

    Fanclastic! Pt. 1

    Episode 19 is the first part of our final discussion concerning the siliciclastics. We dive deep into conglomerates and shale closing out this chapter in our Sedimentary Basin Journey. We continue with our time honored traditions of Intros and Hellos, New News, Triple Junction, and Mineral Minute. Part two is to come...

    Sorry for the delays but weather is a son of a bitch.

    Remember To Be Cool, Stay Tuned, And Keep It On The Rocks!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Wackes On, Wackes Off

    Wackes On, Wackes Off

    Episode 18 begins with the Intros and Hellos and we test out our new segment called 'the Triple Junction.' This is where we get a chance to talk about Fanfare, Feedback and Follow-Ups. New News never disappoints and includes Venomous Primates, Dialects of the Naked Mole Rat, Panda Kinks, and Wombat's Cubed Dooks. 

    The main discussion continues along with our broader conversation that we have been having over the past few episodes over sedimentary basins, depsotional environments, and sedimentary facies. For this episode in particular, we focus in on the Composition and Classification of Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks in the form of Sandstones. We cover all aspects of the Silly Sandstones from their Framework Mineralogy (primary and accessory minerals), Matrix Composition, Maturity, and then put a face to the name or rather classify the Sandstones as either Arenites or Wackes and describe each in detail. 

    Between the bars of our main discussion is another Mineral Minute, sponsored by the fluorororororo mineral, Fluororichterite. Lastly, we close things out discussing some of the most overrated bands in this week's That Freaking Rocks.

    Remember To Be Cool, Stay Tuned, and Keep It On The Rocks!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    People : Faces :: Rocks : Facies

    People : Faces :: Rocks : Facies

    As we come out Covid Protocol, we bring to you another episode of Geology on the Rocks!

    This episode continues our discussion of Sedimentary Basins and we dive deep into all things Depositional Environments and Sedimentary Facies.

    When we talk about depositional environments, we are referring to a specific type of place in which sediments are deposited and these layers of sediment that accumulate in each of these depositional environments have their own set of distinctive characteristics that provide us very  important clues and information with regard to the geologic history of any given area. A characteristic association of sedimentary rock features linked to a distinct sedimentary environment is what we refer to as a facies. Just like a face has distinguishing characteristics, as do rocks with their facies. Narwhals, comets, meteors, and dinosaurs make their presence known in New News. Fluoroendenite is our guest this week during Mineral Minute. And in That Freaking Rocks we discuss our Band's 2021 Plans. Maybe someone got signed? 

    Remember To Be Cool. Stay Tuned. And Keep It On The Rocks!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    B as in Basin

    B as in Basin

    Episode 16

    Kick off the New Year the right way by listening to another Season of Geology on the Rocks! Season 2 will follow Bryan Baggins along with his Provenance Study and will focus on all things Basins. In this episode we will discuss all things basins, what they are, how they form, and how we study them. Between the bars we continue with another Mineral Minute; This week’s mineral is brought to you by the Potassium Magnesium Iron Silicate fluoride mineral, Fluorotetraferriphlogopite. We close things out with a little guitar talk during That Freaking Rocks. 

    Remember to be cool, stay tuned, and keep it on the rocks!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tis The Season

    Tis The Season

    'Twas a few nights before Xmas and Our Season Finale premieres! Just in time to enjoy to enjoy the show between your Ears! As the holidays approach, your podcast gives to you, one final episode before season two!

     James the Geologist and Bryan Baggins Spiders in Space in New News and talk Christmas goings-ons, while giving a little geologic context behind some of the most well known traditions. A little less known is what causes the seasons. Pssst... It's due to the Earth's tilt and nothing to do with being closer or further away from the sun. In our one horse open sleigh ride conversation, we  talk why people get coal when they have been naughty naugthties and then talk how the coal actually forms to give to the kids. Ever wonder where Santa gets his coal? Maybe its from the little Island of Svabald? Maybe Svablad is home to Kobald? All we know is there is a lot of ice and that leads us straight into mineral minute! Widgiemoothalite takes center stage and is full of chuckles. We pick up with talk about about how Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer can help combat Global Warming and save the planet! The tundra also is a zombie wasteland that can bring back to life things 300 decades old. What? We close things out with a little Christmas Tree sustainability chit-chat. Lastly, to end the season in the right way, we sing to you the 12 Days of Geology, on this segments of That Freaking Rocks!!

    Remember to Be Cool, Stay Tuned, and Keep It On The Rocks!!

    • 1 hr 14 min

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My big bro and Brian are Very entertaining and educational! I enjoy listening to these episodes. I laugh along and gain knowledge in each episode. Keep up the great work dudes!!

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Theses guys are really interesting to listen to and help bring the complex goings ons in the geosciences and talks about them in a such a way that makes sense. Good job, guys!!

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