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The World's Shortest Viking!

Nathalie Brandes, Professor of Geosciences

Registered member since 19th Jan 2009

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I have been studying geology for longer than I can remember. I'm not joking about that. My father is a geologist and I grew up quite literally following in his footsteps. I was so fascinated with all the things he taught me that I decided to make geology my career as well. I earned my undergraduate degree at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). I did my graduate studies at New Mexico Tech and Michigan Technological University. I worked at the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources (now the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources) and I have taught various geology courses at Michigan Tech, the University of Wisconsin-- Eau Claire, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I currently teach at a community college in Texas.

I don't really have a place I call home. I grew up all over the world and have travelled quite a bit since then. I enjoy seeing new places and fascinating geology. I have often said my favourite place is that point on the horizon where the world ends and dreams begin. It seems I have spent much of my life trying to get there. I know I never will, but it does not stop me from the attempt and I must say, the journey thus far has been fantastic.

I am an old-fashioned jack of all trades, master of none geologist. Over the years my research focus has varied depending upon my interests and, of course, funding. Currently I am able to focus on the aspect of geology I find most fascinating, geoarchaeology.

When I am not teaching or working on research, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband (Capt. Paul Brandes) and writing fiction novels under the name Nat Brandes.

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Total messages posted:123
New threads started:16
First message posted:20th Jan 2009
Latest message posted:31st Dec 2018

My Latest Discussions and Replies

6wOldest minesPosted by Hans Kloster. 41 replies in General.Mar 2019Pillow lava?Posted by Thomas Farley. 17 replies in Identity Help.Jan 2019Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) and Associated Sediments Do Not Reflect the Physical and Chemical Properties of Early Precambrian SeasPosted by Uwe Kolitsch. 22 replies in General.Dec 2018There Once Was a Goat Named Kåre—Over a Millenium of Mining at Falu Gruve, SwedePosted by Nathalie Brandes to an article.Dec 2018The Mines of Sulitjelma, NorwayPosted by Nathalie Brandes to an article.Dec 2018The Geology and Mining History of Røros, NorwayPosted by Nathalie Brandes to an article.Dec 2018Rio Tinto and the Iberian Pyrite BeltPosted by Nathalie Brandes to an article.Dec 2018Legendary Leadville, ColoradoPosted by Nathalie Brandes to an article.Dec 2018The Famous Silver Mines of Kongsberg, NorwayPosted by Nathalie Brandes to an article.Dec 2018The Geology and Mining Operations of the Kiirunavaara Mine, Kiruna, SwedenPosted by Nathalie Brandes to an article.Dec 2018Goldfield-- Short but Sweet!Posted by Nathalie Brandes to an article.Dec 2018What is the earliest account of copper in the Keweenaw?Posted by Larry Maltby. 11 replies in General.Aug 2017Possibly interested in studying minerology? Dont know where to start!Posted by Silas Gantt. 14 replies in Education.Aug 2017Glaucophane - Campana, Canari, Bastia, Haute-Corse, Corsica, FrancePosted by Jonelle DeFelice. 2 replies in Photos.Mar 2016Is serpentine jade?Posted by Bill Cordua. 99 replies in General.Mar 2016Rock CurrierPosted by William W. Besse. 141 replies in General.Jul 2015CrustPosted by Monika Kertowska. 5 replies in Education.Dec 2014MINERALS IN THE MOVIESPosted by Bob Harman. 96 replies in Identity Help.Aug 2014Geology as a career, being a geologistPosted by Anonymous User. 22 replies in Education.Jun 2014Thunder EggPosted by Dave Crosby. 25 replies in Minerals.

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