Field Trips

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Spring 2012 Field Trip Calendar

Date Day Time Event Destination Contact Person
14-Mar W 2:00 pm-4:30 pm Introductory Field Trip Rotary Park, etc. Dr. Bill Niemann
29-Mar R 2:00 pm-4:00 pm GLY 456: Environmental Geology Former Dr. Bill Niemann
Brownfields Barboursville Brickyard
10-Apr T 2:00 pm-4:30 pm Introductory Field Trip Local -- TBA Dr. Bill Niemann
13-Apr F All Day GLY 456: Environmental Geology Kentucky Dr. Bill Niemann
14-Apr SAT Karst Hydrology
20-Apr F All-Day GLY 421: Petrology Virginia - North Carolina    
21-Apr SAT Igneous & Metamorphic Rocks Dr. Aley El-Shazly
22-Apr SUN    
1-Apr SUN All Day Geological Society of America (GSA) Asheville, NC John Cuchta
2-Apr M Southeast Section


Visit to Drill Site, Charleston, WV

Students look at boxed rock core       Drill Derrick at UC campus,  Charleston, WV      Viewing drill bits and crude oil samples    

Canaan Valley Structural Geology Trip

      Obsservation deck at Blackwater Falls  USGS Benchmark on bridge abutment Blackwater Falls S.P.  Blackwater River Gorge, Pennsylvanian Allegheny sandsone Pennsylvanian Pottsville over Mississippian Mauch Chumk, Canaan Heights 

      Greenbrier limestone quarry, Canaan Valley State Park   Greenbriere limstone over Pocono Group, Pendelton/Randolph Co. Line   River cobbles in Seneca Visitor Center    Vertical Silurian Tuscarora sandstone, Mouth of Seneca.  

      N Frk of South Br Potomac River, Mouth of Seneca   Germany Valley Overlook, Center of Wils Mtn. Anticline   Observation tower Spruce Knob, Highest point in WV, elev. 4863 feet.   Spruce Knob, Axis of Stony River Syncline to NE  

     Spruce Knob is capped by resistant Pennsylvanian age sandstone   Reverse fault N of Mouth of Seneca


Strat - Sed & Introductory Field Trips


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