Engraving of Kilroy on the WWII Memorial in Washington DC

Geology 101: Meet the Ophiolites


Remember the “Kilroy was here” meme and doodle? It originated in World War II as a doodle by G.I.s. It was a way of saying, “An American G.I. was here.” Ophiolites are roughly analogous to Kilroy. Ophiolites are a characteristic geologic formation which says to a geologist, “An ocean was here.” And they turn up…