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I am a structural geologist based in the UK. I did a Masters on the Fracture Mechanics of quartz and a PhD on the formation of shear zones. I continued doing research, particularly on the Devonian basins of Norway and Scotland, until my funding ran out. I started doing consulting work while waiting for that elusive permanent university post to come along. 30 years later I'm still consulting, but I have given up waiting. I've worked mainly on nuclear waste disposal problems and for the oil industry, so no environmental issues at all.

I started contributing to Wikipedia in July 2006, concentrating on adding content to structural geology, although more recently I've also worked on earthquake articles and other general geology/geophysics pages.

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Barnstars & stuff

First sandbox

Second sandbox

Third sandbox

Fourth sandbox

Fifth sandbox

Geology of the Lake District

British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate

2018 Lombok earthquakes

Earthquake catalogue

Tectonics of the Early Earth

Earthquake notability guidelines - now superceded, see here for the latest version

Depositional environment

Sedimentary basins infobox

Earthquake articles to expand

Cretaceous template

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Months:Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Wales.svg Flag of Scotland.svg
Weeks:Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Egypt.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of New Zealand.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Greece.svg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Denmark.svg Flag of Iceland.svg Flag of Greenland.svg Flag of Croatia.svg
Days:Flag of Gabon.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Finland.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Romania.svg Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Malta.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Ireland.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of Estonia.svg Flag of Latvia.svg Flag of Lithuania.svg
Hours:Flag of the Vatican City.svg Flag of Qatar.svg Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg

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