What do geologists wear in the field?
What are the most important tools that geologists use?
What are the duties and responsibilities of a geologist?
Cotton shorts/capris or nylon board shorts dry quickly. I like wearing tank tops in the field, but I also like to keep the sun off my skin, so I wear a cotton or SPF fabric shirt too. The wide-brimmed, floppy hat and polarized sunglasses are a must for keeping the sun off your face and out of your eyes.
Geologists study Earth materials: People use Earth materials every day. Geologists conduct studies that locate rocks that contain important metals, plan the mines that produce them and the methods used to remove the metals from the rocks. They do similar work to locate and produce oil, natural gas, and groundwater.
The Brunton compass is a specific type of magnetic compass created by geologist David W. Brunton in the 1890s. With this compass, a geologist can measure “strike and dip” — the physical orientation of rock layers, faults and other geographical features.
In general, one can confidently say that the attire of a geologist is typically “outdoorsy.” Most geologists are usually garbed in outdoor clothing and hiking gear. Even when indoors and in class. In fact, a lot of students today sport the outdoorsy clothing look, no matter what the occasion.