Structural Geology and Tectonics

Folded and stretched pegmatite dike in high strain quartzite, Middle Mountain Shear Zone,  Albion-Raft River-Grouse Creek metamorphic core complex, Idaho


WELCOME to the STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY:  WE MOVED!!! The New Lab is room 214, Braun Building 320, 2nd floor (other side of building than that pictured below).

 View of the back of the Stanford Geology Corner building after the 1906 Earthquake showing the old location of the Structural Geology and Fission Track Laboratories. Our new lab is on the other side of the building, Room 214. The building was rebuilt, but condemned after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.  It is now restored with a "life-safety fix" which involved placing numerous anchored steel and concrete strips between the inner and outer walls and between floors.  So it may look like this again after the next big one, but if you are inside.. you should be okay. 

where plates and paradigms shift......

Google screen capture with LIDAR (light detection and ranging) Airborne Laser Swath Mapping overlay (courtesy USGS) revealing the detailed trace of the lurking San Andreas fault west of Stanford Campus. Major highway is HWY 280, white line is the SLAC linear accelerator, main creek is San Francisquito, main part of campus in uppermost right, south of creek.  Earth Science buildings lie between the roundish white dry Lagunita lakebed and the green "Oval" at the front of the University (just about at right edge of top of photo)