The introduction of the mandate that the DGER office door must now remain closed during business hours (due to security concerns) meant that the public could no longer view our rock and mineral collection on a walk-in basis. No matter–this inconvenience motivated us to keep geology in the public eye by creating an updated display in the Natural Resources Building (NRB) Rotunda! The new display can be found just to the left of the Information Booth on the main floor of the NRB. (The NRB is located at 1111 Washington St. SE in Olympia.)
The display, devised by DGER geologists Trevor Contreras and Annette Patton, highlights the 1:500,000-scale geologic map of Washington along with various rock and mineral samples collected throughout the state. We thank them for their hard work on this! Their efforts ensure that we can continue to communicate the importance of geology and earth resources to the public.