Tom Foster (http://HUGEfloods.com) and Nick Zentner (Central Washington University) have been hiking together in eastern Washington for years. The result? A series of short geology videos that showcase geological wonders in the Pacific Northwest.
This brief clip was filmed in the Drumheller Channels – an important Ice Age Floods field site near Othello, Washington. Impressive basalt columns in the Columbia River Basalt Group were revealed by powerful Ice Age Floods. Nick’s rock hammer was accidentally dropped into a deep cooling crack in a 10.5 million-year-old lava flow. The hammer remains in the bottom of the crack! Tom & Nick returned to the site the next weekend – with a different hammer – to complete the episode.
More than a dozen ‘2 Minute Geology’ episodes are now available online.