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GEOL 320 – OC Summer 2014

By dkeller on July 28, 2014

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The group at Arches National Park

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Prof. Bruce Selleck addresses the group in an outdoor classroom with quite a view.

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Mikhaila Redovian and Mike Dubois get a feel for the geology

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Prof. William Peck and Annie Preston work together on some field mapping.

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Taking some notes on a steeply dipping outcrop

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We’ll be done for the day after we map all those rocks ahead…

Mike Dubois proudly displays a fine catch.

Mike Dubois proudly displays a fine catch.

Tom Barlett, trout impersonator

Tom Bartlett, trout impersonator

A little OC scenery

A little OC scenery

View from the top

Taking in the view from the top

Field notes -- Prof. William Peck at the helm of a hardworking group of students

Field notes — Prof. William Peck at the helm of a hardworking group of students

Prof. Bruce Selleck describes the geology of a spectacular outcrop to the group

Prof. Bruce Selleck describes the geology of a spectacular outcrop to the group

Giuliana Kafaf and Matthew Bosselait - Those aren't glacial striations in that tree!

Giuliana Kafaf & Matthew Bosselait – Er… I don’t think those are glacial striations in that tree…

Kevin Varga certainly agrees... Nothing like a good meal after a hard day in the field.

Kevin Varga certainly agrees… Nothing like a good meal after a hard day in the field.

Nick Jones prepares dessert.

Nick Jones prepares dessert.

Colgate geologists enjoying a fine day together on the rocks.

Colgate geologists enjoying a fine day together on the rocks.

Tom Bartlett shows how much he appreciates Prof. Martin Wong

Tom Bartlett shows how much he appreciates Prof. Martin Wong

Annie Preston, Ryan Clements, Kate Hardock, Jen Godbout, and Avalon Bunge contemplate the hot springs.

Annie Preston, Ryan Clements, Kate Hardock, Jen Godbout, and Avalon Bunge — very deep in thought at the hot springs.

Pondering the outcrop.

Pondering the outcrop.

OC 2014 students (left to right) front: Tom Bartlett, JD Schiff, Giuliana Kafaf, Avalon Bunge, Sarah Katz, Kate Hardock, Jen Godbout, Mikhalia Redovian, Annie Preston, Mike Dubois, Ryan Clements: back: Kevin Varga, Hunter Robertson, Matthew Bosselait, and Andrew Kingsley.

OC 2014 students (left to right) front: Tom Bartlett, JD Schiff, Giuliana Kafaf, Avalon Bunge, Sarah Katz, Kate Hardock, Jen Godbout, Mikhalia Redovian, Annie Preston, Mike Dubois, Ryan Clements: back: Kevin Varga, Hunter Robertson, Matthew Bosselait, and Andrew Kingsley.


GEOL 320 – OC Summer 2011

By Contributing Writer on August 30, 2011

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GEOL 320 – OC Summer 2009

By Contributing Writer on August 30, 2009

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The group studies an outcrop

 

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Why did the geology student cross the road? Well – look at that roadcut! – Phil Clayton

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Taking e a bearing

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Rebecca Tortorello, Seghan MacDonald, and Katie Garman enjoy the scenery

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A little R & R at Seminoe Reservoir

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Exploring at Craters of the Moon

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Mellissa Cross and Stephanie McClellan are amazed by the wide variety of Will Cushman’s photo faces

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back row l to r: Steffan Pierre, Phil Clayton, Will Cushman, Trevor Halfhide, Seghan MacDonald, Ilona, Matulaitis, Karen Harpp; front row l to r: Nick Pollock, Christian Rathkopf, Hilary O’Brien, Emmett Weatherford?, ?, Katie Garman, and Mellissa Cross

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Yellowstone hot springs

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Yellowstone hot springs

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Wowed by the geology at Seminoe Reservoir

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Seminoe Reservoir plunge

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Climbing the columnar basalts at Sheepeater Cliffs, Yellowstone

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Hang on Christian!


Geology Off Campus – Western Leg – Summer 2003

By Contributing Writer on August 30, 2003

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Part of the group suffering from oxygen deprivation above Loveland Pass. Back row: Adam Masur, Kevin Kelly, Mike Meredith; 2nd row: Tricia Hutchins, Emma Barth, Michael Scherr; Front row: Victor Matos, Kristi Woodworth, Alison Koleszar, Liz Rampe

Part of the group suffering from oxygen deprivation above Loveland Pass. Back row: Adam Masur, Kevin Kelly, Mike Meredith; 2nd row: Tricia Hutchins, Emma Barth, Michael Scherr; Front row: Victor Matos, Kristi Woodworth, Alison Koleszar, Liz Rampe

 

Morning mist over Seminoe Reservoir

Morning mist over Seminoe Reservoir

Feeling inspired at Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon Frank Cherena, Bruce Selleck, Darren Karn, Jimmy Maritz, and Kristi Woodworth

Feeling inspired at Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon – Frank Cherena, Bruce Selleck, Darren Karn, Jimmy Maritz, and Kristi Woodworth

That's a Kevin sandwich! Mapping in the Seminoes -   Kristi Woodworth, Kevin Kelly,  and Tricia Hutchins

That’s a Kevin sandwich! Mapping in the Seminoes – Kristi Woodworth, Kevin Kelly, and Tricia Hutchins

Group at Loveland Pass, Continental Divide. Back row: Michael Scherr, Tricia Hutchins, Adam Mansur, Ashley Nagle, Liz Rampe, Victor Matos, Alison Koleszar, Emma Barth; Front row: Mike Meredith, Darren Karn, Kevin Kelly, Jimmy Maritz, Kristi Woodworth, Frank Cherena

Group at Loveland Pass, Continental Divide. Back row: Michael Scherr, Tricia Hutchins, Adam Mansur, Ashley Nagle, Liz Rampe, Victor Matos, Alison Koleszar, Emma Barth; Front row: Mike Meredith, Darren Karn, Kevin Kelly, Jimmy Maritz, Kristi Woodworth, Frank Cherena

The group in Seminoe State Park, Wyoming - Back row: Dennis Geist, Darren Karn, Ashley Nagle, Alison Koleszar, Victor Matos, Adam Mansur, Frank Cherena, Michael Scherr, Jimmy Maritz; 2nd row standing: Liz Rampe, Kristi Woodworth, Tricia Hutchins; Seated: David Linsley, Mike Meredith, Emma Barth, Kevin Kelly

The group in Seminoe State Park, Wyoming – Back row: Dennis Geist, Darren Karn, Ashley Nagle, Alison Koleszar, Victor Matos, Adam Mansur, Frank Cherena, Michael Scherr, Jimmy Maritz; 2nd row standing: Liz Rampe, Kristi Woodworth, Tricia Hutchins; Seated: David Linsley, Mike Meredith, Emma Barth, Kevin Kelly

Liz Rampe, Alison Koleszar and Karen Harpp - 'Butt' mapping

Liz Rampe, Alison Koleszar and Karen Harpp – ‘Butt’ mapping

Braving the elements, Seminoe State Park

Braving the elements, Seminoe State Park

Frank, Ashley, Liz and Emma coloring outside the lines

Frank Cherena, Ashley Nagle, Liz Rampe, and Emma Barth – Coloring outside the lines

Kickin' the rock around -  Michael Scherr, Darren Karn, Victor Matos, and Jimmy Maritz

Kickin’ the rock around – Michael Scherr, Darren Karn, Victor Matos, and Jimmy Maritz

Coming back from the ol' swimmin' hole Jimmy Maritz and Tricia Hutchins

Coming back from the ol’ swimmin’ hole – Jimmy Maritz and Tricia Hutchins

Victor Matos, Michael Scherr, and Emma Barth - a happy group after unearthing Quaternary 'fossils'

Victor Matos, Michael Scherr, and Emma Barth – A happy group after unearthing Quaternary ‘fossils’

Faithful paleontological expert, Dave Linsley  and Mike Meridith, faithful TA

Faithful paleontological expert, Dave Linsley and Mike Meredith, faithful TA

Mike Meredith and Kevin Kelly at camp - Seminoe State Park

Mike Meredith and Kevin Kelly at camp – Seminoe State Park


GEOL 320 – Southern Adirondacks – OC Summer 2002

By Contributing Writer on August 30, 2002

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Mike Meredith, Jason Williams, and Bret Doverspike measure dip directions of crossbeds in Pleistocene delta deposits, Caroga Lake NY

Mike Meredith, Jason Williams, and Bret Doverspike measure dip directions of crossbeds in Pleistocene delta deposits, Caroga Lake NY

 

Bret Doverspike, Evan Goldstein, and Drew Koff (top) examine sedimentary structures in sand deposits, near Caroga Lake NY

Bret Doverspike, Evan Goldstein, and Drew Koff (top) examine sedimentary structures in sand deposits, near Caroga Lake NY

Four students demonstrating dip directions in sand quarry

Vanessa Simpson, Emily Toffic, Liz Hoekwater, and Emily Constantine demonstrate dip directions at sand quarry near Caroga Lake, NY

Four students at sand quarry near Caroga Lake, NY

Vanessa Simpson, Emily Toffic, Liz Hoekwater, and Emily Constantine at sand quarry near Caroga Lake, NY

Two students review exposed sedimentary layers

Liz Hoekwater and Drew Koff find some channel lag deposits.

Students review deposits and write notes

Emily Constantine, Jay Barr, Bret Doverspike, and Jason Williams ponder the origin of these deposits.

Students use shovels to manipulate sand.

Drew Koff, Evan Goldstein, Jason Williams, Mike Meredith, and Adam Skarke make a 3D model of the depositional environment.

Students struggle to dig in packed earth.

Hmm, maybe next time we should try this in a spot where the trucks haven’t compacted the ground so much.

Drew Koff, Evan Goldstein, Emily Toffic and Emily Constantine proudly present their soil pit.

Drew Koff, Evan Goldstein, Emily Toffic and Emily Constantine proudly present their soil pit.

Jay Barr, Liz Hoekwater (in pit), Vanessa Simpson and Adam Skarke give evidence that this soil developed in bouldery till

Jay Barr, Liz Hoekwater (in pit), Vanessa Simpson and Adam Skarke give evidence that this soil developed in bouldery till

Emily Constantine, Evan Goldstein, Emily Toffic and Drew Koff Soil pits just don't get any better than this!

Emily Constantine, Evan Goldstein, Emily Toffic and Drew Koff
Soil pits just don’t get any better than this!

Luke Dwyer, Bret Doverspike, Jason Williams and Mike Meredith (in pit) find a nice thick O-horizon

Luke Dwyer, Bret Doverspike, Jason Williams and Mike Meredith (in pit) find a nice thick O-horizon

Testing acidity and alkalinity of upper East Canada Creek

Testing acidity and alkalinity of upper East Canada Creek

Mike Meredith and Luke Dwyer analyze alkalinity

Mike Meredith and Luke Dwyer analyze alkalinity

More pH and alkalinity tests- Jason Williams and Vanessa Simpson

More pH and alkalinity tests- Jason Williams and Vanessa Simpson

Still testing the waters- Emily Toffic and Evan Goldstein

Still testing the waters- Emily Toffic and Evan Goldstein

Pondering the results - Liz Hoekwater and Drew Koff

Pondering the results – Liz Hoekwater and Drew Koff

pH and alkalinity tests downstream at Dolgeville  - hmmm, these rocks look different

pH and alkalinity tests downstream at Dolgeville
– hmmm, these rocks look different

Drew Koff and Liz Hoekwater take a pH reading

Drew Koff and Liz Hoekwater take a pH reading

Jason Williams and Vanessa Simpson watch for the indicator color to change, Dolgeville NY

Jason Williams and Vanessa Simpson watch for the indicator color to change, Dolgeville NY

Drew Koff finishes the alkalinity test while Liz Hoekwater get a closer look at the falls, Dolgeville NY

Drew Koff finishes the alkalinity test while Liz Hoekwater get a closer look at the falls, Dolgeville NY

Drew Koff and Evan Goldstein anticipate a fine meal at the House of Pizza, Gloversville NY

Drew Koff and Evan Goldstein anticipate a fine meal at the House of Pizza, Gloversville NY

The pizza eating contest is on! Jay Barr, Adam Skarke and Jason Williams

The pizza eating contest is on!
Jay Barr, Adam Skarke and Jason Williams

Looks good! Myongsun Kong, Emily Toffic and Emily Constantine

Looks good!
Myongsun Kong, Emily Toffic and Emily Constantine

Give me some pizza NOW! Liz Hoekwater, Luke Dwyer and Bret Doverspike

Give me some pizza NOW!
Liz Hoekwater, Luke Dwyer and Bret Doverspike

Watching ducklings from the dock, Canada Lake NY Jason Williams, Emily Toffic, Emily Constantine and Bret Doverspike

Watching ducklings from the dock, Canada Lake NY
Jason Williams, Emily Toffic, Emily Constantine and Bret Doverspike

Mike Meredith- designated silica content tester  back at the cabins, Canada Lake Store

Mike Meredith- designated silica content tester
back at the cabins, Canada Lake Store

The coveted Golden Shovel Awards- Best Soil Profile goes to Emily Toffic, Emily Constantine, Drew Koff & Evan (I told you ours was best) Goldstein

The coveted Golden Shovel Awards- Best Soil Profile goes to Emily Toffic, Emily Constantine, Drew Koff & Evan (I told you ours was best) Goldstein

The Golden Shovel Award for Best Organic Mat Removal (one piece!) goes to Vanessa Simpson, Liz Hoekwater, Jay Barr and Adam Skarke

The Golden Shovel Award for Best Organic Mat Removal (one piece!) goes to Vanessa Simpson, Liz Hoekwater, Jay Barr and Adam Skarke

... and finally the Golden Shovel Award for Finding the Water Table (but missing the assigned canopy) goes to Mike, Bret and Jason

… and finally the Golden Shovel Award for Finding the Water Table (but missing the assigned canopy) goes to Mike, Bret and Jason

Jason Williams and Evan Goldstein display part of their prize- a new van mascot

Jason Williams and Evan Goldstein display part of their prize- a new van mascot

Bret Doverspike, Emily Toffic, and Liz Hoekwater canoeing on Canada Lake

Bret Doverspike, Emily Toffic, and Liz Hoekwater canoeing on Canada Lake


Geology Off Campus Trip – Western ‘Leg’: Summer ’02

By Contributing Writer on August 30, 2002

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Two students at a scenic point near a body of water

Jason Williams and Evan Goldstein admire the view at Seminoe State Park, Wyoming

 

Students gather at picnic table for food

Students – Emily Constantine, Bret Doverspike, Liz Hoekwater, Drew Koff, and Emily Toffic work on their mapping project as Dave Baird surveys their progress.

Students collaborate on marking up topographical map

Students – Jason Williams, Evan Goldstein, and Liz Hoekwater work on their mapping project as Paul PInet and Dave Baird watch.

Student in cowboy hat points at topographical map

Jay Barr and Jason Williams present their findings to the group.

Students sit in camping chairs, working

Emily Constantine, Emily Toffic, Luke Dwyer, and Drew Koff relax with some good reading.

Student writing on a clipboard

Mike Meredith reviews his field map.

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Drew Koff, Luke Dwyer, Emily Toffic and Emily Constantine enjoy some good reading at the campsite.

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Accommodations at Seminoe Campground

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Who needs a tent on a beautiful morning?

Student places a vacuum cleaner on the counter at a diner

Jason Williams cleans up as Drew Koff supervises.

Students pose for a picture around the Loveland Pass sign

The crew at the Continental Divide – back row: Emily Toffic, Mike Meredith, Bret Doverspike, Venessa Simpson, Liz Hoekwater, Drew Koff, Evan Goldstein, and Emily Constantine; front row: Luke Dwyer, Jay Barr, Adam Skarke, and Jason Williams.

Students pose at a scenic view on a mountaintop

Bret Doverspike, Drew Koff, Emily Toffic, Evan Goldstein, Jay Barr, and Mike Meredith


Geology Off Campus Trip – Summer ’00

By Contributing Writer on August 30, 2000

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Student posing with recently purchased jerky

Emily Hirshorn gives a few tips on proper O.C. nutrition.

Students and faculty pose in front of a canyon

Not a bad way to spend a summer! Tim Glotch, Emily Hirshorn, Caroline Olson, Gary Braham and Karen Harpp

Students sit on a group on a dock at a lake

Rob Otto, Caroline Olson, Dan Grady, Tim Glotch, Emily Hirshorn, Lisa Schulte and Christy Visaggi relax on the Canada Lake Store docks

People pose in front of a large rock wall

Lisa Schulte, Dorsey Wanless, and Rob Otto ponder the immensity of it all.

Students pose in children's cowboy hats

Dorsey Wanless, Lisa Mayhew, Emily Hishorn and Jann Vendetti

Students walking through a forest of aspens

Mapping among the Aspens

Students pose in front of a canyon

Caroline Olson, Emily Hirshorn, Rob Otto and Lisa Shulte

Group posing with shovels near Otter Lake

The Group at Otter Lake in the Adirondacks. Left to right: Jann Vendetti, Rob Otto, Dan Grady, Davin Hanson, Rich April, Dorsey Wanless, Caroline Olson, Di Keller, Christy Visaggi, Lisa Mayhew, Tim Glotch, Emily Hirshorn, Gary Braham, Lisa Schulte

Art and Dorsey relaxing at camp.

Art and Dorsey relaxing at camp.

Professor Bruce Selleck putting his hands in the air.

Bruce has had enough.

Student laying on his back on a cooler.

Davin Hanson – On the rocks?

Student in the water, with only his face exposed to the air.

Davin Hanson doing some water testing.

Student wearing a coat on her head, sitting in a soil pit.

Lisa Schulte guards her pH meter during the “Guess the soil pH” contest.

Coglate geology student covered waist-deep in soil.

Dorsey Wanless just didn’t want to leave her soil pit.

 


Geology Off Campus – Summer ’98

By dkeller on June 30, 1998

Click here for Bruce Selleck’s travelog of the Canyon Loop segment of OC ’98.

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Our gang at the world's best fold - West Castelton in the Taconics

Our gang at the world’s best fold – West Castelton in the Taconics

 

Dave Sunderlin, Brian Flynn and Cathy Bosek prepare 'kabobs' at Crown Point Campground.

Dave Sunderlin, Brian Flynn and Cathy Bosek prepare ‘kabobs’ at Crown Point Campground.

Pat Grassl and Dave Sunderlin ponder the slates at Cedar Point Quarry near Lake Bomoseen in the Taconics.

Pat Grassl and Dave Sunderlin ponder the slates at Cedar Point Quarry near Lake Bomoseen in the Taconics.

Bryan Carahan, Brian  Flynn, Tony  Shaw and Paul Pinet atop Cascade Mountain - Adirondack High Peaks.

Bryan Carahan, Brian Flynn, Tony Shaw and Paul Pinet atop Cascade Mountain – Adirondack High Peaks.

The gang at Loveland Pass

The gang at Loveland Pass – back row: Jedd Steinglas, Steve Close, Pat Grassl, Becca Newhall, Brian Flynn, Bryan Carahan, Chip Brackett (rudder), and Tony Shaw; front row: Cathy Bosek, Sarah Tindall, Dave Sunderlin, Cobie Everdale, Ryan Faubert.

Colorado National Monument - looking northwest toward the Colorado River Valley and Grand Junction/Fruita area.

Colorado National Monument – looking northwest toward the Colorado River Valley and Grand Junction/Fruita area.

LaSal Mountains as seen from the "Little Grand Canyon", with Castle Valley in the distant mid-ground.

LaSal Mountains as seen from the “Little Grand Canyon”, with Castle Valley in the distant mid-ground.

White Rim Sandstone holding up inner canyon as viewed from Island in the Sky overlook - Canyonlands National Park.

White Rim Sandstone holding up inner canyon as viewed from Island in the Sky overlook – Canyonlands National Park.

South Portal - Entrada Sandstone - Arches National Park

South Portal – Entrada Sandstone – Arches National Park

Bryce Canyon from Sunset Point - Claron Formation

Bryce Canyon from Sunset Point – Claron Formation

Cathy Bosek admires the Navajo Sandstone from the Zion Tunnel Overlook.

Cathy Bosek admires the Navajo Sandstone from the Zion Tunnel Overlook.

The inner canyon from Cape Royal.

The inner canyon from Cape Royal.


Geology Off Campus Trip – Summer ’96

By Contributing Writer on August 30, 1996

Click here for Bruce Selleck’s travel log of the Canyon Loop segment of OC ’96.

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Twilight at Molas Lake, Colorado

Twilight at Molas Lake, Colorado, home of our week long mapping segment

 

The group at Arches National Park

The group at Arches National Park

Faculty members draw on a whiteboard outdoors

On the “Island in the Sky” Prof. James (Chief) McLelland teaches the tectonic history of the Basin and Range Province and the Rockies using Prof. Bruce Selleck as an easel.

The group at the Colorado National Monument

The group at the Colorado National Monument

Students sit on the ground with mountains in the background

For geology majors the O.C. is more than just a field camp it is a whole lot of fun too.

A group of students poses for a photo

A group effort – Molas Lake, CO

Student tucks her head into her shirt to keep away flies

Laura Castleberry demonstrates how to agree with Chief that “there are no blackflies in the Adirondacks.”

A student uses a shovel ineffectively

Chris Grugan on “How to use a shovel”

Faculty member prepares a sonar device on the deck of a boat

Professor Charlie McClennen demonstrates the sub-bottom profiler on Seneca Lake, NY.


Geology Off Campus Trip – Summer ’95

By Contributing Writer on August 30, 1995

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Group of students at scenic outlook at Zion National Park, Utah

The Whole Gang Zion National Park, Utah

Students in a small vessel on Lake Ontario

Reed and Cat, Lake Ontario

Students pose in cowboy hats a Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, Utah

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